Saturday, May 19, 2007

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's Blush'

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's Blush'

Another one from the Rhododendron Collection. This one is ‘Cunningham’s Blush’. It is a nice pink that blooms on a slow-growing 5 foot plant. I also have ‘Cunningham’s White’ which is an early bloomer that often blooms sporadically in the fall.

Description courtesy of:

“This plant is a cultivar of the species, R. caucasicum, which is native to the Caucasus of Eastern Europe. It was classified and introduced by Peter Simon Pallas, 1741-1811, who was a German student of Russian and Siberian flora. This species would the primary parent of a series of hybrids known as the Caucasicum Hybrid Rhododendrons. ‘Cunningham Blush’ was an early hybrid introduced around 1830.”

I have a big day today. We have having a memorial service and party in remembrance of my Mother and after that I going to buy some plants.

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