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Rhododendron of the Year Plant Awards: 2011


Southern California/Hawaii Region

R. 'First Light'

Vireya Rhododendron: 'First Light'

Flower strong purplish pink, tube and central line down each lobe pale purplish pink, salver-shaped, 1½" across.  Held in truss of 10 to 16 flowers.  Repeating flowering.  Leaves elliptic-ovate, 2" to 2¾" long, dark green, shiny when mature, with greyish brown scales when young.  Compact, bushy plant habit.  Suitable for either shade or sun.  Hybridized by Lelliott.

Photo by Sherla Bertelmann.

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