Rhododendron indicum ‘Apollo’
An uncertain identification but probably a hybrid of Rhododendron indicum Sweet. Galle describes ‘Apollo’ as a Belgian Indian Hybrid, with deep scarlet, semi-double flowers, introduced to Britain by Knight and Perry in 1843. A ‘semi-duplex maculata, though an early sort, still in perfection.’ [Gard. Chron. 1858].
Horticultural & Botanical History
For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.95/1857]. Macarthur’s inclusion of this plant among his Indica azaleas perhaps makes its identification as a Ghent hybrid less likely.
Published Jun 04, 2009 - 05:03 PM | Last updated Sep 13, 2011 - 03:09 PM