Narcissiflorum AGM

Rhododendron 'Narcissiflorum'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

Ghent hybrid; J Rinz 1853

Syn: ‘Narcissiflora’ or ‘Narcissiflorum Plenum’

FCC 1879 (Veitch),AM 1954, AGM (1969, 2002) 2012


A slow growing shrub reaching about 1.2m in height and 1.5m wide

Flowers: Compact, globular trusses of 10 or more, tubular funnel-shaped, hose in hose, double flowers. Flowers are 30mm long × 30mm wide; light yellow, deepening in the centre with a faint pink tinge at the margins


Very fragrant

Foliage: Leaves are 75mm long × 30mm wide; mid-green. Good autumn leaf colour; deciduous

Other Information: In the past this azalea has been wrongly attributed to L. van Houtte. Sometimes mistakenly included with the Hardy Ghent Rustica group. Easy to grow; needs some sun; commercially available

Location: Langley Park, Berks
Photo: Ivor Stokes

Location: Langley Park, Berks
Photo: Ivor Stokes

Photo: Margarette Muntus

Photo: J.C. Birck

Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch

Photo: John Parry

Photo: John Parry