Markeeta's Prize AGM

Rhododendron 'Markeeta's Prize'
'Loderi Venus' X 'Anna'
(so griffithianum, fortunei
ssp. fortunei
, unknown and arboreum
ssp. arboreum)
AM 1978, AGM (1993) 2012
Flowers: 12/truss, openly campanulate, 125mm wide, scarlet red with a few faint darker spots.
Greeny yellow flower buds.
Foliage: 150 x 65mm, leathery dark foliage with a brown indumentum.
10 year height/spread: 1.2m/0.8m.
Recognise by: the leathery dark foliage recurved at the mucronate tip; the full truss of flowers;
Easy to root and flowers young. Best in sun. A tall growing plant which needs pinching when young to ensure a branched habit.

Location: Halgrabron Mill, Devon
Photo: Philip Evans