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Rhododendron of the Year Plant Awards: 2006

Southern California/Hawaii Region

R. 'Marshall Pierce Madison'

Vireya Rhododendron: 'Marshall Pierce Madison'

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 typical height of 3 ft. in 7 years.  A tender plant, hardy to 32F (0C).  Excellent soil drainage is needed.  Hybridized by Sullivan, this cultivar is part of his 'super-nova' group of R. leucogigas hybrids.

Photo courtesy of Sherla Bertelmann.

Prior Years Selections for Southern California/Hawaii Region




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