Summer Fragrance AGM

Rhododendron 'Summer Fragrance'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

R. occidentale × R. luteum

M C Pratt 1981

AGM 2012


Compact, a small shrub to 1.5m in 10 years

Flowers: Trusses of 10-12, broadly funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 60mm long, 5-lobed, pale greenish yellow, with a vivid yellow blotch. Calyx 1-2mm long, pale green


Heavily scented

Foliage: Leaves are 150 × 30-40mm, green. Deciduous; good autumn colour

Other information: Hybridised by M C ‘Denny’ Pratt in 1963. Easy to grow; needs some sun. Commercially available

Source: Millais Nursery

Photo: Jim Inskip Archive