Rhododendron indicum ‘Apollo’

An uncertain identification but probably a hybrid of Rhododendron indicum Sweet. Galle describes ‘Apollo’ as a Belgian Indian Hybrid, with deep scarlet, semi-double flowers, introduced to Britain by Knight and Perry in 1843.  A ‘semi-duplex maculata, though an early sort, still in perfection.’  [Gard. Chron. 1858].

Horticultural & Botanical History

For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.95/1857].  Macarthur’s inclusion of this plant among his Indica azaleas perhaps makes its identification as a Ghent hybrid less likely.


Published Jun 04, 2009 - 05:03 PM | Last updated Sep 13, 2011 - 03:09 PM

More details about Rhododendron indicum ‘Apollo’
Family Ericaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Belgium


Azalea x gandavensis ‘Apollo’

Common Name

Indica Azalea

Name in the Camden Park Record

Azalea Indica Apollo 

Confidence level medium