Rhododendron indicum ‘Semi-duplex Maculata’
An uncertain identification but probably a hybrid of Rhododendron indicum Sweet. According to an advertisement from Bainbridge & Hewison, Nurserymen, Seedsmen and Florists, York, it was a fine variety, double, rosy-pink, spotted, bred by Smith. [Gard. Chron. 1856]. ‘A pretty pink, with crimson spots. Very showy.’ [FC p.255/1848].
Horticultural & Botanical History
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.103/1857].
Published Jun 04, 2009 - 05:01 PM | Last updated Sep 13, 2011 - 03:11 PM