A hybrid of Rhododendron catawbiense Michx. Tigrinum is a hybrid with rose-coloured flowers. [PD]. The other parent is not given and it may be a cultivar, in which case it is properly called Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Tigrinum’.
Horticultural & Botanical History
No introduction date is given for tigrinum. [PD].
History at Camden Park
Desiderata to Loddiges’ nursery on 16th April 1846 [MP A2933-1, p.147].
Rhododendron tigrinum Hort. ex Steud. is a synonym for Rhododendron maximum L., which see. This is also a possibility.
Published Jun 19, 2009 - 05:18 PM | Last updated Sep 06, 2011 - 04:53 PM