Rhododendron 'Professor Hugo de Vries'
'Pink Pearl' X 'Doncaster'
Syn: 'Hugo de Vries'
AM 1975,(AGM 1993 removed 2012)
10 year height/spread: 0.5m/0.6m
Flowers: large tall trusses of about 16 frilled lilac rose flowers with faint reddish dorsal markings.
Wide matt leaves with a yellow central vein.
Recognise by: the flowers - very similar to 'Pink Pearl' but darker.
Easy to root and grow, and very free flowering. Tolerates poor conditions.
Photo: Miranda Gunn