Silver Sixpence

Rhododendron 'Silver Sixpence'
Complex griersonianum hybrid
(griersonianum, discolor, dichroanthum,
wardii, yakushimanum and unknown),but
the parentage is not beyond doubt.
Waterer Sons & Crisp, 1975
Photo: Maurice Foster
AMT 1986
10 year height/spread: 0.7m/1.2m
Flowers: mauvish buds opening to pale
creamy-white spotted lemon yellow.
Foliage: dark green showing the influence of
yak but with no indumentum.
Recognise by: flower only.
A compact shrub but can be leggy in shade.
Good flowers but foliage not very interesting.