One Thousand Butterflies

Rhododendron 'One Thousand Butterflies'
'Lem's Cameo' X 'Pink Petticoats'
Syn: 'Thousand Butterflies'
Flowers: up to 34/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 40 x 90mm, 5 wavy-edged lobes, strong red in bud, opening strong purplish pink at margins, shading to pale purplish pink inside; outside light purplish pink, shading to strong pink towards pedicel; butterfly-shaped dorsal blotch of strong red at base, shading to moderate reddish orange towards apex.
Late May
Foliage: narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 125-150 x 55-65mm, rounded at base, glossy green, hairless.
Shrub 0.9 x 0.8m in 5 years.

Photo: Jean-Francois Saint Jalm