is another sensational rhododendron variety from Hans Hachmann. It has deep purple-violet flowers with purple-black blotch. It grows moderately or slow into a compact shrub of about the same width and height.
Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number keeps increasing.
Photographer: Sven-Arne Kallin