Rhododendron 'Scarlet Wonder'
Essex Scarlet x forrestii ssp.forrestii
Repens (so forrestii and unknown).
Hobbie, intro. Le Feber 1965
Gold Medal (Boskoop) 1961, HCT
1970, AGM (1993) 2012
0.8m by 1.3m
10 year height/spread: 0.4m/0.6m
Flowers: trusses of 5-7 wavy edged campanulate cardinal red flowers with
faint darker markings. April/May.
Only slightly shiny yellowish green forrestii type leaves about 5cm long on
a fairly compact plant.
Recognise by: the leaves; the slightly more open growth habit compared to
similar hybrids, but hard to identify compared to these.
Easy to root and very floriferous. Some tendency to chlorosis.
Photo: Ken Lowes