Vanessa Pastel AGM

Rhododendron (Pastel Group) 'Vanessa Pastel'
Soulbut Group X
(so griersonianum, fortunei
ssp. fortunei
and soulei).
Syn: 'Pastel'
FCC 1971, AGM (1993) 2012
Flowers: c8/truss, funnel-shaped, 70 x 90mm, cream, flushed shell pink, the tube stained scarlet at base outside,
tube zoned scarlet at base inside.
Foliage: narrowly elliptic, 115mm long, matt green.
10 year height/spread: 1.2m/1m
Upright compact growth habit, with late growth.
Recognise by: the griersonianum type leaves but lacking indumentum;
flowering time and colour.
Free flowering. The best of this grex. Requires some shade and protection from early frosts.

Location: Glendoick, May 2002
Photo: Mike Robinson