Rhododendron 'Pink Pancake'
North Tinsbury hybrid: Massachusetts c.1965
'Chinyeyi' (Chinei - a Satsuki azalea) x R.nakaharae crossed by Rokujo, Japan
so R.nakaharae and probably a mix of R.indicum and R.tamurae (eriocarpum).
AGM (2002) 2012
Low creeping habit
10 year height/spread: 20cm/60cm
Flowers: medium to large (to 6cm) with wavy edges; strong red with purplish red spotting.
Foliage: small leaves similar to R.nakaharae but paler.
As the name implies, a truly prostrate creeping plant.
Very floriferous in sun. Suitable for very small gardens and the rock garden.
Photo: John Weagle