Rhododendron 'Prenton'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Ness Holt Hybrid


Shrub 1.0 × 0.75m in 17 years

Flowers: Loose trusses of 10-15, widely tubular funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 60mm long × 75mm wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; buds strong purplish red, opening inside deep purplish pink, outside strong purplish pink; strong orange blotch on three dorsal lobes; calyx 1mm long, light yellow-green


Not scented

Foliage: Leaves are elliptic, 20-75mm long × 8-25mm wide; wavy-edged, apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, glossy above, hairless. Deciduous

Other information: A Denny Pratt hybrid raised in about 1986 as DP 109; registered by Ness Botanic Gardens in 1998. Unlikely to be commercially available

Location: Ness