Rhododendron indicum Sweet var. eximia
Azaleas considered hardy in England included ‘Eximia’. [Gard. Chron. 1849]. Paxton's Dictionary lists it as a good garden variety in later editions. I have found no more detailed description.
Horticultural & Botanical History
For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.98/1857]. It may have been obtained from Loddiges’ Nursery as it was included among desiderata in a letter dated 16th April 1846. [MP A2933-1, p.147].
Published Jun 04, 2009 - 03:41 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 12:56 PM