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Tomasz Cyba

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2015, 11:09:22 AM »
Rhododendron 'Snow Lady' (leucaspis x ciliatum). Lovely little lepidote hybrid.

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2015, 10:23:23 PM »
Rhododendron imperator KW6884


Rhododendron pumilum Kingdon Wards's Pink Baby
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2015, 03:51:04 PM »
Rhododendron mallotum DGEY406 on 25th March.
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2015, 03:36:57 PM »
Spring in Denmark 19 C today
Rhododendron recurvoides.

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2015, 09:04:30 PM »
Rhododendron megeratum


This is the Bodnant form. The flowers are a strange rather dark mustard. Only about half the buds were open when I took this image -who knows what weather next weekend will bring!
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2015, 07:31:58 PM »
Rhododendron rubiginosum KR7536. Very floriferous.
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2015, 07:28:03 PM »
And a lovely colour that KR!

Here only Rhododendron veitchianum in flower in the greenhouse.  A lovely though subtle fragrance.

Roots in water!

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2015, 07:41:48 PM »
If You want a recurvoides in your colection
be sure to get a flowering form
I have 4 diff forms , only one do flower a lot
the rest  only 2 or 3 flwbuds or none.

birck  (full spring here)http://www.srgc.net/forum/Smileys/classic/grin.gif
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2015, 07:44:58 PM »
Jens - that is what we call  in Scots, a "stoater"  - meaning a really showy plant!! 8)
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2015, 07:50:33 PM »
Jens - I have the "none" form of recurvoides, not a flower bud since 1990.  Yours is quite fantastic.  Is it a named one or with a source or a seedling of yours?

Have recurvoides x proteoides so I guess I should expect a doubly long wait..............

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2015, 08:04:55 PM »
Got it from Hydon nurs. and think they got it from Windsor/Valley garden  (30 years ago)

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2015, 12:57:49 AM »
Jens Birck is far too modest to post pictures of his new hybrid.  A few years back Jens crossed the Canadian hybrid 'Charme La' with cinnabarinum 'Nepal'.  Now the chance of such a cross taking is pretty remote as many lepidote hybrids are sterile or very reluctant to accept pollen from distant Subsections.  But Mr. Birck is a persuasive fellow and got seed from that cross, we all though perhaps he would get a self.  It was soon apparent from the leaves that the cross took,  And so this morning Jens calmly emailed that hybrid flowered this am.  It should certainly be much hardier than 'Nepal'.  Notablyl the hybrid is shockingly like the pollen parent, a rarity in the world of rhodo hybridizing, indeed one would be quite happy to get something as good by selfing 'Nepal' itself.   After the initial surprise it struck me how poignant that this beauty whose parentage - ('Charme La' x cinnabarinum 'Nepal') - involves two Nepalese references should flower today just as the plight of Nepal is so very much on our minds.

Photo #1  - pollen parent cinnabrinum 'Nepal'
Photo #2 - Jens' hybrid 'Charme La' x cinnabrinum 'Nepal'

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2015, 09:59:24 AM »
The new hybrid is delightful - and with the 'Charme La ' parent should be very hardy - 'Charme La' is, I'm told,    R. carolinianum x  R. pemakoense - and R. carolianum is a sturdy little plant.

I do hope this beautiful plant will be a symbol of better times to come for all those poor people in earthquake devastated Nepal.
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2015, 04:24:07 PM »
Rhododendron cinnabarinum
brevifom Sikkim.
sown from seed about 1992.
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2015, 04:29:20 PM »
Rhododendron johnstoneanum.
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

 


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