Rhododendron indicum Sweet var. danielsii
Azalea Danielsiana is a tender shrub with carmine flowers. [JD].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced from China in 1830. [JD]. In 1852 The Gardeners Chronicle commented: ‘The introduction of Azalea indica alba and phoenicea, together with the seedlings raised by the late Mr. Smith of Norbiton, tended still further to recommend the azalea to popular favour; and the appearance of A. variegata, lateritia, Gledstanesii and Danielsiona, completely established its merits’. [Gard. Chron. 1852]. MB p.129/1834.
For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.89/1857]. Desiderataum to Loddiges’ Nursery, 6th January 1845 [MP A2933-2, p.28] and 13th February, 1848 [MP A2933-1, p.172]. It seems likely that Danielsii was received as it is not amongst those notated ‘died’ although. Iit was requested again 1st February, 1849 [MP A2933-1, p.185]. Azalea indica danielsiana is listed in Loddiges’ Nursery 1836 catalogue, a copy of which is held at Camden Park [CPA].
Published Jun 04, 2009 - 03:08 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 12:57 PM