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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2015, 01:03:04 PM »
I had johnstoneanum once but it was killed in a very cold winter. Maybe I should try it once more?

Here are two also from Glendoick but I couldn't find the names.
The last ones needs perfect drainage so it is growing in the thick moss layer on a rock.
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2015, 01:19:33 PM »
Trond  - The last one - the pink - could it be 'Plover'?  Grown to perfection whatever it is, the foliage is smashing.

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2015, 01:33:50 PM »
I too think the little pink could be 'Plover' and the dark red looks to have dark foliage, so I'd guess either 'Elizabeth Lockhart' or perhaps, if obtained fairly recently, one of the newer Glendoick  dark foliaged hybrids.

 edit : could not remember what those hybrids are called - it's Rhododendron 'EVERRED' - but I think I'll stick with n.'Elizabeth Lockhart'
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2015, 02:54:17 PM »
Thanks Maggi and John. Plover is very possible. I remember I was thinking of trying dendrocharis but it is quite possible I chose a hybrid.

I am not sure of Elizabeth L, both the truss and the foliage are different. Have a look:

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2015, 03:22:18 PM »
Leaves are wrong for R.  dendrocharis, Trond. It has tiny leaves with rounded ends.

I see what  you mean about the red - not E.L then .   :-\
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2015, 03:34:06 PM »
Calyx is small on the read -  good indumentum -  R.  haematodes ?
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2015, 05:10:24 PM »
That sound likely.
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2015, 07:17:45 PM »
Rh. haematodes sounds relevant. Thanks Maggi!

And I agree - the pink is definitely not dendrocharis  ;)

Whatever - I like it and the roe deer like it. They have munched away several tips with buds
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2015, 07:45:36 PM »
Flowers a tad small for haematodes?
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2015, 07:49:41 PM »
Do I have to delve into my lair to solve the mystery?
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2015, 08:45:22 PM »
I did a little delving - can it be Rh. piercei?
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2015, 09:26:25 PM »
 Might be - I haven't grown it so I'm not sure what size the flowers are or what size of calyx that has - the leaves would fit the bill I think but not sure about their size either!  We need Jens or John!
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2015, 10:15:21 PM »
My guees

sperabila var. sperabile

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2015, 10:34:21 PM »
Thanks , Jens - this photo of Rhod. sperabile is by the (late) George Smith, taken at Arduaine Garden in Argyll

from an ARS journal of 1992
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2015, 11:08:42 PM »
I haven't been around these Neriiflora enough to have a feel for them. R. beanianum, sperabile and piercei I don't have a handle on; I'd guess any one of those and Jens would still be right!

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