Rhododendron anthopogon D.Don var. aromaticum
Horticultural & Botanical History
No additional data.
History at Camden Park
Obtained from Veitch’s Nursery under this name at the same time as Rhododendron anthopogon. [ML A1980-3]. It is underlined in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library. [ML635.9m].
Another possibility is Rhododendron x aromaticum Hort., of garden origin.
Millais suggests that Rhododendron aromaticum is a hybrid between Rhododendron catawbiense Michx. and some of the hardy fragrant-flowered azaleas, raised accidentally from R. catawbiense about 1828. It resembles a small, close-growing, pale-flowered variety of Rhododendron ponticum. [Millais].
Published Jun 18, 2009 - 05:01 PM | Last updated Sep 06, 2011 - 05:21 PM