Rhododendron indicum Sweet var. murrayana
Azalea indica Murrayana is ‘a clear rose, a fine form.’ [FC p.190/1857]. An advertisement from Bainbridge & Hewison, Nurserymen, Seedsmen and Florists, York, described its blooms as large, carmine. [Gard. Chron. 1856]. It was still being offered for sale in the pages of The Gardeners Chronicle in 1860.
Horticultural & Botanical History
For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.82/1857]. Desideratum to Loddiges’ Nursery, 13th February, 1848 [MP A2933-1, p.172] and it seems to have been received although it was amongst those notated ‘died’. It was requested again on the 1st February, 1849 and probably reintroduced to the gardens at this time [MP A2933-1, p.185].
Published Jun 04, 2009 - 02:53 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 12:58 PM