Torchlight AGM

Rhododendron 'Torchlight'

Evergreen azalea hybrid

'Helen Close' x 'Purple Splendor'

W L Guttormsen, USA before 1968

AGM 2012


Compact, spreading shrub growing to about 0.75m in height in 10 years

Flowers: Trusses of 2-3 hose-in-hose flowers up to 75mm wide; strong purplish red with darker spotting on the dorsal lobe

Mid-late May

Not scented

Foliage: Leaves are 45mm long × 20mm wide. Evergreen

Other Information: Easy to grow; best grown in partial shade. Commercially available

Photo: Millais Nurseries