Simbu Sunset

Rhododendron 'Simbu Sunset'
laetum x zoelleri
Flowers: 4-6/truss, funnel-shaped, 60x80mm, 5-lobed, strong reddish orange, shading to brilliant orange-yellow in centre of lobes and in the throat, outside of tube brilliant orange.
Leaves: elliptic, 80-100 x 40-80mm, with sparse brown scales.
Stems deep red in first year.

Location: SE Queensland, Australia
Photo: Roy Bilbie