Rhododendron 'Portia'
strigillosum x neriiflorum ssp. neriiflorum Euchaites Group
AM 1935, FCC 1947 (Portia Group)
Flowers: in a compact, flat-topped truss, 45 x 50mm, dark crimson scarlet, fleshy, wirh dark nectaries and faint dorsal spotting.
Leaves: oblanceolate, 150 x 50mm, dark green and rugulose above.

Location: Dorset
Photo: Russell Beeson