Rhododendron 'Rosebud'

Evergreen azalea hybrid

R. 'Louise Gable' x R. 'Caroline Gable'

J B Gable, USA before 1938

AMT 1972, FCCT 1975 AGM (1993) 2002 (now withdrawn)


A small shrub growing 0.5-1.0m in height and width in 10 years

Flowers: Trusses of 1-2 broadly funnel-shaped, double, hose in hose flowers. Flowers are 25mm long × 30mm wide; strong purplish pink, flushed and with slight veining of deep purplish pink

Mid-May – early June

Not scented

Foliage: Leaves are mid and glossy green above; 25-40mm long × 13mm wide Evergreen

Other Information: Easy to grow. Needs light shade to protect from strong afternoon sun. Commercially available


Location: Devon

Photo: Caroline Bell

Location: Devon

Photo: Caroline Bell