ARS Logo


Description of Rhododendron 'Dame Nellie Melba'

R. 'Dame Nellie Melba' 
Photo by: Herb Spady

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Standishii x arboreum ssp arboreum 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower broadly funnel-shaped, about 3" across, bright pink with brownish-red spotting. Conical-shaped truss of about 12 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong-obovate, up to 6" long, glossy, dark green. Upright, dense habit. Large trusses may cause branches to bend sideways. Give protection from sun. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

RHS 58 

 Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.

American Rhododendron Society
Executive Director: P.O. Box 525,  Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 416-424-1942   Fax: 905-262-1999   E-Mail:
1998-2015, ARS, All rights reserved.