Rhododendron indicum ‘Macrantha’
‘Macrantha’, synonym ‘Macrantha Orange’, is a reddish-orange clone of Rhododendron indicum Sweet, with a low and compact habit. [Galle]. Paxton's Dictionary described macrantha rubra and macrantha superba as good garden varieties.
Horticultural & Botanical History
For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1850 catalogue. Azalea indica macrantha purpurea was among desiderata to Loddiges’ Nursery, 13th February, 1848 [MP A2933-1, p.172]. It seems likely that it was received as it is not amongst those notated ‘died’. This may be Azalea indica macrantha of the catalogues.
Published Jun 06, 2009 - 04:43 PM | Last updated Sep 12, 2011 - 04:24 PM
|Region of origin||
China or Japan, this variety of garden origin, probably England or Belgium
|Name in the Camden Park Record||
Azalea Indica Macrantha