Rhododendron 'Ness'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Ness Holt Hybrid


Shrub 1.0 × 1.5m in 14 years

Flowers: Loose trusses of 8-12, widely funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 53mm long × 60mm wide, with 5 strongly wavy-edged lobes; brilliant greenish yellow flushed light yellow in bud, opening pale orange-yellow, flushed moderate yellowish pink, outside pale greenish yellow, flushed moderate yellowish pink; vivid orange-yellow spots on dorsal lobes; filaments long, curved, pale pink; calyx 3mm long, strong yellow-green


Not scented

Foliage: Leaves are elliptic, 40-86mm long × 18-35mm wide; apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, flat, glossy above, hairless. Deciduous

Other information: A Denny Pratt hybrid raised in 1986 as DP 113; registered by Ness Botanic Gardens in 2000. Unlikely to be commercially available

Registration painting

Location: Ness