Rhododendron ponticum L. var. album
See Rhododendron ponticum L. for details of the species. White flowered forms occasionally occur naturally. [RHSD].
Horticultural & Botanical History
‘It seems to be rare. I have not seen it.’ [Millais]. The variety album superbum is figured in the Floricultural Cabinet, described as white, shaded at the margin with a tinge of blush, spotted with green. A very prolific bloomer. [FC p.200, 1843].
History at Camden Park
Listed in all published catalogues [T.827/1843]. Rhododendron ponticum album is listed in the 1836 edition of Loddiges’ Nursery catalogue, a copy of which is held and Camden Park [CPA], and marked with a ‘c’ in this copy, indicating grown at Camden.
Published Jun 19, 2009 - 01:56 PM | Last updated Sep 06, 2011 - 05:14 PM
|Region of origin||
Widely distributed around the Mediterranean, but probably originally from the Asian mountains and the Caucasus. [Millais].
White Common Rhododendron
|Name in the Camden Park Record||
Rhododendron Ponticum album