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2011 Rhododendron of the Year Awards
Plant suitable for Southern California/Hawaii


Vireya Rhododendron: 'First Light'
R. 'Pink Delight' (?) x R. jasminiflorum

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.

R. 'First Light'

 Photo by Sherla Bertelmann

Prior Year ROY Selections for Southern CA/Hawaii
2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004

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