Rhododendron pallida Dümmer
‘A pretty lilac, flowers large. Plant six feet by three.’ [FC p.136/1848].
Horticultural & Botanical History
History at Camden Park
It was requested of Loddiges’ Nursery, probably for the first time, on 1st February, 1849 [MP A2933-1, p.185].
Macarthur had mixed fortunes with plants received from Loddiges’ and elsewhere at this time and many were dead on arrival. Some of these are listed in a subsequent letter but it is possible that others arrived alive and were planted in the gardens although never listed in the catalogues.
Published Jun 18, 2009 - 01:36 PM | Last updated Sep 08, 2011 - 05:01 PM