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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

For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.

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

Family Ericaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

  • Azalea semi-duplex maculata Hort.


Common Name

Indica Azalea

Name in the Camden Park Record

Azalea Indica semi-duplex maculata 

Confidence level medium