Rhododendron 'Sappho'
AM 1974
Flowers: c14-15/compact, conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 50 x 70-85mm, with wavy-edged lobes, mauve in bud, opening white,
with a conspicuous dorsal blotch of rich purple overlaid with black.
Calyx lobes 1-3mm long.
Foliage: 125 x 40mm, mid and dull green above.
Shrub to over 4.0m.
Dorsal lobe often duplicated.

Location: Ramster 2008
Photo: Miranda Gunn

Location: South Africa
Photo: Barbara Knox-Shaw