Rhododendron ‘Trilby’ • Rhododendron

Rhododendron • シャクナゲ • 石楠花 • shakunage

Area G lists 2 of them, but went I went to look at them I found 4 very similar ones; our Plant List doesn’t list any other red rhodies in this area.  Now, that I have a description (below) I’ll go back to determine which of them are the ‘Trilbies’ – will look for black blotch and red first year stems. Last year Kathy and I identified the one behind rh. luteum to be “trilby’, so this is what the picture below is of; if I find out more about the other two,  will post more info.

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SJG • 5/24/12 – Rhododendron ‘Trilby’ • Rhododendron; well visible from the E path, Area G

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SJG • 5/24/12 – Rhododendron ‘Trilby’ • Rhododendron; Area G – flower

From Learn2Grow: […] Combining good cold-hardiness and showy mid- to late-spring bloom, this hybrid rhododendron bears spherical clusters of deep crimson flowers. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have a small black blotch on their upper lobe. The open upright medium-sized plants have bright red first-year stems and large elliptic grayish-green leaves. […]

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