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Volume 21, Number 3
July 1967

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Some Notable Rhododendrons In the United Kingdom

        Note: This is the title of an address given at the Annual Banquet by Mr. Knight who has been, for a number of years, Director of the famous Wisley Gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society and head of the Horticultural School of that Society. The address was informal and most interesting but difficult to bring to our members who were unable to attend as it consisted of slides and remarks about them. Mr. Knight was kind enough to give me a list of the slides indicating the names of the plants and the Gardens in which they were photographed. That list is reproduced herewith as it gives some indication of which gardens Mr. Knight felt contained the more notable Rhododendron specimens, and also the varieties or species he felt were outstanding and worthy of being photographed and shown. - Ed

Slides Shown by Mr. Knight
     Map of United Kingdom
Cornwall
 Glendurgan
     arboreum, Himalaya
 Chyverton
     arboreum, a fine red form
 Trengwainton
     sino-grande var. boreales, Grande (the northern form)
 Trewithen

     albrechtii, s. Azalea, s.s. Canadense, Central Northern Japan

     macabeanum, s. Grande. Kingdon Ward from Manipur
     macabeanum, (close up), after Mr. McCabe, Deputy Commissioner, Naga Hills
     strigillosum, s. Barbatum, s.s. Maculiferum. Szechwan
     sino-grande, s. Grande. Yunnan, Upper Burma, S.E. Tibet
     bullatum, s. Edgeworthii. Yunnan, S.E. Tibet, N.E. Upper Burma
 Caerhays Castle
     View of Castle with wooded slopes behind
     williamsianum, s. Thomsonii s.s. williamsianum. Szechwan
     'Michael's Pride' (burmanicum x dalhousiae) after Charles Michael
     orbiculare x decorum
 Tremeer
     'Mrs. G. W. Leak' ('Chevalier Felix de Sauvage' x 'Coombe Royal') Koster 1916
 Werrington Park

     augustinii, s. Triflorum s.s. Augustinii. Hupeh, Szechwan, Yunnan, Upper Burma

     lacteum, s. Lacteum. Yunnan, Szechwan, Burma

     'Temple Belle' (orbiculare x williamsianum)
     'Temple Belle', (close up)
     'Humming Bird' (haematodes x williamsianum)
     'Humming Bird', (close up)
 Penheale
     forrestii var. repens, s. Neriiflorum s.s. Forrestii S.E. Tibet, Yunnan, Burma
          border measuring 54 ft. by 3'6" in flower in September
     racemosum, s. Scabrifolium. Yunnan, Szechwan. A good pink form raised from cuttings
Devonshire
 Killerton
     General view. Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) in foreground
 Knight's Hayes
      yunnanense, s. Triflorum s.s. Yunnanense. China
     keysii, s. Cinnabarinum. Tibet, Bhutan, Assam
     'Lady Berry' ('Rosy Bell' x 'Royal Flush')
     'Lady Roseberry' (cinnabarinum var. roylei x 'Royal Flush', pink form)
 Porlock
     cubittii, s. Maddenii ss. Ciliicalyx. N. Burma, tender
Wiltshire
 Stourhead
     General View
Hampshire
 Exbury
     augustinii, large group
     'Cowslip' (wardii x williamsianum), Aberconway 1937
     'Ibex' (griersonianum x pocophorum), Rothschild 1941
     'Idealist' ('Naomi' x wardii), Rothschild 1941
     'Jasper' (dichroanthum x 'Lady Bessborough'), Rothschild 1911
     'Naomi Exbury' ('Aurora' x fortunei), Rothschild 1926
Sussex
 Leonardslee
     General view of woodland
     campylocarpum, s. Thomsonii s.s. Campylocarpum. Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam, Tibet
     'Loderi King George' (fortunei x griffithianum)
     'Red Glow' ('Halopeanum' x thomsonii)
 Sheffield Park
     'Loderi' forms
     'Purple Splendour'
Kent
 Benenden
     'Infanta' (griersonianum x 'Isabella')
     'Calfort' (calophytum x fortunei)
     'Blue Tit' (augustinii x impeditum)
Surrey
 Wisley
     aberconwayi, s. and s.s. Irroratum. Yunnan
     orbiculare, s. Fortunei s.s. Orbiculare. W. Szechwan
     thomsonii, s. and s.s. Thomsonii. Sikkim, Nepal. Bhutan, Tibet
     camtschaticum, s. Camtschaticum. Alaska, Bering Straits, N. Japan
     'Moonshine', 'Adriaan Koster' x litiense
     'Shepherd's Morning', 'Naomi' x 'Norman Gill'
     'Mrs. Furnival', in Trials. Knaphill about 1920. F.C.C. 1948
     'Mrs. Furnival', (close-up)
     'Elspeth', also as 'Elspeth Slocock' (campylocarpum hybrid)
     'Ems', 'Purple Splendour' x forrestii var. repens, Hobbie, Germany
     Trials Bed of Evergreen Azaleas
     Deciduous Azalea, 'Thames'
     Chelsea Show Exhibit of Evergreen Azaleas
Berkshire
 Savill Gardens and Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park
     imperator, s. Uniflorum. Burma
     reticulatum, s. Azalea, s.s. Schlippenbachii. Japan
      forrestii var. repens, K.W. 6832. F.C.C.
      yakusimanum, s. Ponticum s.s. Caucasicum. Isle of Yakusima,  Japan
     hyperythrum, s. Ponticum, s.s. Caucasicum, Formosa
     vaseyi, s. Azalea, s.s. Canadense. N. Carolina
     lanigerum, 'Round Wood', K.W. 6258. s.and s.s. Arboreum, cut sprays shown at Vincent Square
     Evergreen Azaleas in Punch Bowl
     'William Wright Smith' (nuttallii x veitchianum) under glass
Surrey
 Royal Botanic Rhododendron Gardens, Kew
     Dell
     Broad Walk
     'Cynthia' in Broad Walk
     'Lovely William', euchaites x williamsianum (Horlick)
     Kurume Azaleas and Japanese Gate
 Richmond Park
     Evergreen Azaleas
 Tilford
     Deciduous Azaleas in Slocock's Nursery
 Sunningdale Nursery
     'Blandyanum' ('Altaclarense' x catawbiense) 1850
          Plants shown were exhibited at Chiswick in 1853
 Bagshot
     'Blandyanum', standard tree in John Waterer's Nursery (over 80 years old)
 Seale
     wightii s. Lacteum. Sikkim, Bhutan; in the old Mangles garden at Littleworth
     Group of Mangles' Hybrids. 'Agnes Beaufort', 'Beauty of Littleworth' and 'Mrs. Frank Mangles'
North Wales
 Bodnant
     Group of williamsianum, augustinii and haematodes
     Group of rigidum, yunnanense, glaucophyllum, intricatum,
     'Yeoman' (choremia x repens) and Magnolia veitchii
     Group of orbiculare, cinnabarinum var. roylei, 'Elizabeth' and 'Youthful Sin'
     cinnabarinum var. roylei, s. Cinnabarinum. Bhutan, S.E. Tibet
     'Youthful Sin' (cinnabarinum x yunnanense)
     orbiculare, 1,700 trusses
     'Elizabeth' (forrestii var. repens x griersonianum) F.C.C.
     'Vanessa' (griersonianum x 'Soulbut')
Cumberland
 Muncaster
     arboreum
Scotland
 Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
     bainbridgeanum, s. Barbatum s.s. Crinigerum, S.E. Tibet
     basilicum, s. Falconeri. Yunnan, N.E. Upper Burma
     beanianum, s. Neriiflorum s.s. Haematodes, S.E. Tibet, Assam
     floribundum, s. Arboreum s.s. Argyrophyllum, Szechwan

Perthshire

 Glendoick 

     fletcherianum, s. Maddenii s.s. Ciliicalyx. Rock 22302. S.E. Tibet

     cephalanthum var. crebreflorum, s. Anthopogan. Assam

     'Ptarmigan' (leucaspis x microleucum) F.C.C. 1965

     souliei, best pink, s. Thomsonii s.s. Souliei

Wigtownshire
 Lochinch Castle Isle of Gigha
     General view of Castle and grounds
     Mass planting of rhododendrons around Round Pond
     'Praecox' (ciliatum x dauricum) Davies 1800
     moupinense, s Moupinense, Szechwan
     'Brocade' ('Vervaeniana' x williamsianum)
Argyllshire
 Crarae
     General view in autumn
     neriiflorum subsp. euchaites, Yunnan, Upper Burma
     falconeri, s. Falconeri, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan
     fulvum, s. Fulvum, China, Burma, Tibet, Assam
     rubiginosum, s. Heliolepis. Szechwan, Yunnan
Isle of Arran
 Brodick Castle
     mollyanum, s. Grande. S.E. Tibet
     mollyanum, truss shown at Vincent Square
     magnificum, s. Grande. Burma-Tibet frontier
     magnificum, truss shown at Vincent Square
     magnificum, new young growths
     giganteum, s. Grande. Forrest 19335. F.C.C. Yunnan
     delavayi, s. and s.s. Arboreum (Chinese arboreum) Yunnan, Burma
     arizelum, s. Falconeri. Yunnan, Upper Burma
     sidereum, 'Glen Rosa', s. Grande. N.E. Upper Burma, Yunnan
     falconeri, s. Falconeri. Sikkim, Nepal to Bhutan
     falconeri, close up of truss
     Mr. Basford packing rhododendrons for R.H.S. Show
Northern Ireland
 Rowallane
     hanceanum 'Nanum', s. Triflorum s.s. Hanceanum. Szechwan
     hodgsonii, s. Falconeri. Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan
     pseudochrysanthum, s. Barbatum s.s. Maculiferum. Formosa
     sino-grande
 Castlewellan
     grande, s. Grande. Sikkim and Bhutan


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July 1967

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