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Thorkild Godsk

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Rhododendron ID ?
« on: January 27, 2014, 01:43:39 PM »
Rhododendron.
 Does anyone know what this Rhododendron called?
the name is unfortunately away.
Kindly
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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 01:53:10 PM »
That's very unusual to me-  most "hose-in-hose" * rhodo flowers I have seen have been in Azalea types.

* - where the calyx has become another flower around the main bloom.
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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 02:03:23 PM »
The likes of  'Nancy Evans' and 'Macarena' are a similar colour and have  larger calyces than normal, the same colour as the flowers,  but not giving this exaggerated  hose in hose look.
When checking to see that these two varieties really had shorter calyces, I found   this  : R. 'Apricot Fantasy'   http://www.rhododendrons.co.uk/Product/16269/rhododendron-apricot-fantasy.aspx
 Perhaps a possibility, though  it shows a stronger colour in the  nursery photo .... searching the net for more photos  many are paler.
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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 11:55:25 AM »
Rhododendron
Thanks for the information, Maggi.
Here are 2 pictures of a leaf 8 cm.
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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 10:21:36 PM »
Great foliage - I'm surprised no-one has the name of this rather showy plant.
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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 09:52:52 PM »
Thorkild  - Is it possible this is a seedling or was it a named variety you bought?

Can you tell us how tall and wide it is after how many years.

I sent the picture to Harold Greer and Jens Birck, neither recognize it as a named commercial hybrid.

Harold said the closest is 'Elya' but he was sure it was not that one.

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 01:44:42 PM »
Hello johnw
It is a seedling. 1.15 m high, 1 m wide, 20 years.
I am sure it is the seed from the Danish Rhododendron Society.
1 picture.

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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 02:29:06 PM »
Thoekild

My suggestion now would be to go through your old Danish Chapter seed lists from around the time you think you may have acquired the seed.  Perhaps you put check marks next to the crosses your ordered.  We could go from there but it will only be conjecture I'm afraid.

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 03:04:46 PM »
Hello johnw
Thanks, I enjoy the plant, even though I have no name on it.
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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2014, 05:13:49 PM »
Hello
Is there anyone who can help me with the names of these Rhododendron?
Picture 1 :
Picture 2 :
Picture 3 : Leaves on picture 2
Picture 4:
Picture 5: Leaves on picture 4
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2014, 05:18:52 PM »
Hello
Is there anyone who can help me with the names of these Rhododendron?
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Picture 7 :  Leaves on picture 6

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Re: Rhododendron ID ?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2014, 06:12:58 PM »
Thorkild,

Unfortunately I am very weak at Rhododendron ID. #2 looks very interesting to me. I look forward to see what answers you get.

The farm season is here big time! Much work and long hours. Our elepidote rhododendron bloom season is just about over for most of the species. We will have deciduous Azaleas blooming until early September.
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