insigne AGM

Rhododendron insigne
Argyrophylla subsection
AM 1923 Bodnant, 1940 Exbury to a clone 'Anne Darling', AGM (1993) 2012
Height: shrub 1.5-3.0m.
10 year height/spread: 0.8m/1.0m.
Flowers: pale to deep pink.
Introduced: 1908 by Wilson from W.Sichuan.
Distribution: W.Sichuan 2100-3000m.
Recognise by:stiff leaves like 'burnished spears of copper'.
Epithet: 'remarkable'.
A late, free-flowering species with excellent foliage: the best of its
subsection, and easily grown. Should be in every collection.

Location: Deer Dell, Surrey
Photo: John McQuire