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2006 Rhododendron of the Year Awards
Plant suitable for Southern California/Hawaii

 

Vireya Rhododendron: 'Marshall Pierce Madison'
(R. 'Triumphans' x R. javanicum) x R. leucogigas

Flower strong pink colored, tubular funnel-shaped, wavy edged, 3" across, very fragrant.  Dome-shaped truss holds 14 to 16 flowers.  Blooms November through January.  Leaves narrowly elliptic, concave, acute apex, cuneate base, up to 8" long.  Upright, rounded well-branched habit.  Grows to a height of 3 ft. in 7 years.  A tender plant, hardy to 32 F (0 C).  Excellent drainage is needed.  Hybridized by Sullivan, this cultivar is part of his 'super-nova' group of R. leucogigas hybrids.

R. 'Marshall Pierce Madison'

 Photo by Sherla Bertelmann


Prior Year ROY Selections
2005 So. CA/Hawaii   2004 So. CA/Hawaii


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