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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2020, 02:16:51 PM »
I'm not sure what the second one is?

Looks  like  'Curlew'   a  reliable  plant  which flowers  several times a  year  here  in Aberdeen!
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2020, 03:00:57 PM »
Looks  like  'Curlew'   a  reliable  plant  which flowers  several times a  year  here  in Aberdeen!

A little beauty David !

This hybrid is a tad bigger  :)  It's an old hybrid named Rhododendron 'Gartendirektor Rieger' - an early and reliable flowerer but always in danger of nightfrosts.
This year, he escaped the frosts by 2 or 3 days.  The reward is shown.

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2020, 03:51:01 PM »
Rhododendron 'Gartendirektor Rieger' is  making  a  superb display  for  you, Luc!
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2020, 03:54:30 PM »
A little beauty David !

This hybrid is a tad bigger  :)  It's an old hybrid named Rhododendron 'Gartendirektor Rieger' - an early and reliable flowerer but always in danger of nightfrosts.
This year, he escaped the frosts by 2 or 3 days.  The reward is shown.

A treasure Luc!  The Danes tell me it's easy to root and more importantly you can graft Taliensia spp. as well as yellows on it without rejection.  johnw
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2020, 06:57:52 PM »
Looks  like  'Curlew'   a  reliable  plant  which flowers  several times a  year  here  in Aberdeen!

Cheers Maggi.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2020, 08:29:34 PM »
Thanks Maggi & John, it really is an asset for the garden.  I think it's been there for over 15 years and it's 2 m high and abt 2.5 m wide - when in full flower, it's hard to see any leaves at all.  As I wrote, as it's quite early, it is quite vulnarable to night frost.  One night at -1C and you have black flowers after a few hours.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2020, 09:26:49 PM »
That sure is some plant Luc.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2020, 12:03:45 PM »
Not the sort of day to get good colour pictures.

Rhododendron 'Gartendirector Glocker'

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David Nicholson
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2020, 01:45:55 PM »
Rhododendron augustinii
I keep thinking I should remove it as the flowers always get frosted.  This year some flowers on the west side have escaped. It is such a lovely blue when it does manage to open some flowers.



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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2020, 05:52:09 PM »
Can anyone tell me about this rhody, 'Chief Joseph'?  I bought it at the Washington Park Arboretum in 2009.  It languished in a small pot for several years until I finally planted it out.  So far, it has stayed small.  I haven't found any information on the internet.

Thanks!
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2020, 09:12:26 PM »
Can anyone tell me about this rhody, 'Chief Joseph'?  I bought it at the Washington Park Arboretum in 2009.  It languished in a small pot for several years until I finally planted it out.  So far, it has stayed small.  I haven't found any information on the internet. Thanks!  (Attachment Link)  

Claire - It's a hybrid by Joesph Witt of Seattle, just down the road from you.  The parentage is (dichroanthum ssp. scyphocalyx x ('Rubina'' x'Fabia').  Rated at medium height so under 2m.  Witt was obviously trying to produce an orange or salmon.

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2020, 01:49:47 AM »
Thanks so much for the information.  I never met Joseph Witt but knew his wife Jean very well.

It may have to move if it tops out at 2 meters.

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2020, 09:54:46 AM »
Rhododendron augustinii
I keep thinking I should remove it as the flowers always get frosted.  This year some flowers on the west side have escaped. It is such a lovely blue when it does manage to open some flowers.

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Roma, I would be very careful with trying to move an augustinii.  I tried it with one of mine and it snapped off halfway down the stem.  The wood is not supple and does not like being bent, as I found out to my cost.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2020, 09:47:58 AM »
Tom, when I said remove I meant dispose of rather than move to another location ;D  I am enjoying the flowers on the NW quarter of the bush so it's safe for another year, probably much longer.  I had to prune it drastically in 2011 after the severe winter so I think it would probably survive being cut back by half if necessary.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2020, 03:19:58 PM »
Rhododendron concinnum. This was a raffle win a couple of years ago at one of our AGS Local Group meetings (I like plants that don't mean my spending any money ;D ). It was probably provided by Barry Starling.



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