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R. vernicosum

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionFortuneaClick to see all Fortunea
Synonyms
R. adoxum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. araliiforme   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. euanthum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& W.W.Sm.
William Wright Smith
(1875-1956)
Scotland, UK
Botanical-short: W.W.Sm.
)
R. hexamerum   (Hand.-Mazz.
Heinrich Raphael Eduard von Handel-Mazzetti
(1882-1940)
Austria, Vienna
Botanical-short: Hand.-Mazz.
)
R. lucidum   (Franch.
Adrien Ren Franchet
(1834-1900)
France
Botanical-short: Franch.
)
R. rhantum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& W.W.Sm.
William Wright Smith
(1875-1956)
Scotland, UK
Botanical-short: W.W.Sm.
)
R. sheltonii   (Hemsl.
William Botting Hemsley
(1843-1924)
England, Sussex
Botanical-short: Hemsl.
& E.H. Wilson
Ernest Henry Wilson
(1876-1930)
England, Chipping Campden
Botanical-short: E.H. Wilson
)
In cultivation since: 1904

First described: 1898, (Franch.
Adrien Ren Franchet
(1834-1900)
France
Botanical-short: Franch.
)

Origin: Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet and Gansu 2700-3400 meter

About vernicosum : "" varnished ""

Corolla: unknown
Leaves: unknown

Habit: terrestrial
epiphytic = living on dead organic material (decaying trees f.i)
terrestrial = in soil (like in your garden)

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: early midseason
Hardiness: H4
H0 = 0 C (32 F)
H1 = -7 C (20 F)
H2 = -12 C (10 F)
H3 = -15 C (5 F)
H4 = -18 C (0 F)
H5 = -24 C (-10 F)


Predominant color: rose

Height
Height
The figures listed here are the observed size in the natural environment.

The exact location (altitude, sunlight, soil, climate) can influence growth considerably
: 700 cm. (23ft.)

Registered
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on hirstum.info: 47
R. vernicosum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Netherlands : 38
Finland : 3
Canada : 2
England : 2
United States : 1
Norway : 1



Natural Hybrids
chlorops =(wardii var wardii x vernicosum)
detonsum =(adenogynum x vernicosum)

Clones / selections
'Kulu', 1958, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA
'Loch Eck', 1964, unknown, ,
'Sidlaw', 1969, Magor, E.J.P., Lamellan, St. Tudy, Cornwall, England
'Spring Sonnet', 1976, unknown, ,


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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date21 April, 2007
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byKen Gibson
Date13 April, 2004
LocationPrivate garden, Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date16 April, 2005
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date07 April, 2007
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Van Veen form
Photo byFrederick Thurber
Date11 May, 2012
LocationPrivate garden in Westport Point, Massachusetts, MA
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date24 March, 2009
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byKathy & Bill McKay
Date22 April, 2012
Locationprivate garden North Saanich, BC, Canada
Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byKathy & Bill McKay
Date22 April, 2012
Locationprivate garden North Saanich, BC, Canada
Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date
LocationDiepenveen, Netherlands
Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byRinus Manders
Date03 April, 2010
Locationprivate garden in Herpen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byRinus Manders
Date08 April, 2010
Locationprivate garden in Herpen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date16 April, 2005
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo as R. vernicosum euanthum
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date06 May, 2010
LocationNymans Garden House, Sussex, UK
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date26 October, 2009
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date26 October, 2009
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
Rhododendron vernicosum
Young plants from seeds : ARS 2009 552
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date11 November, 2009
LocationNunspeet, Netherlands
Rhododendron vernicosum
Young plants from seeds : ARS 2009 552 (by Theo Damen, Wageningen, Netherlands)
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date11 November, 2009
LocationNunspeet, Netherlands
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Rhododendron vernicosum
Plant from ARS seed 2009 552
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date27 May, 2012
Locationown garden, Nunspeet Netherlands



vernicosum 'Kulu'
Rhododendron vernicosum
Photo byJim Willhite
Date26 April, 2008
Locationprivate garden Chadds Ford, PA, USA
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. vernicosum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Alfred A. Raustein', 1977, Raustein, A.A., Holbrook, New York, USAR. vernicosum x 'Clara Raustein'
'Chlorops' (photoClick to see more information


Chlorops
), 1952, Cowan, J.M., ,
R. wardii var wardii x R. vernicosum
'Fort Cream x vernicosum', unknown, , 'Fort Cream' x R. vernicosum
'fortunei x vernicosum', No hybridiser registered, , R. fortunei ssp fortunei x R. vernicosum
'Great Smoky' (photoClick to see more information


Great Smoky
), 1970, Haag, C.R. & V. (Velma), Brevard, NC, USA
R. vernicosum x 'Hardy Giant'
'Jack-o-Lantern', 1977, Rhein, W.L., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA'Donna Hardgrove' x R. vernicosum
'Mary Garrison' (photoClick to see more information


Mary Garrison
), 1972, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA
R. fortunei ssp fortunei x R. vernicosum
'maximum x vernicosum', No hybridiser registered, , R. maximum x R. vernicosum
'Mount Siga' (photoClick to see more information


Mount Siga
), 1953, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA
R. vernicosum x ?
'Smoky Mountain' (photoClick to see more information


Smoky Mountain
), 1960, Haag, C.R. & V. (Velma), Brevard, NC, USA
R. vernicosum x 'Hardy Giant'
'Sweet Lulu x vernicosum', No hybridiser registered, , 'Sweet Lulu' x R. vernicosum


Indirect involvement of R. vernicosum in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of vernicosum)
'Camay', 1992, Clarke, George.W., Portland Oregon, USAR. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x 'Chlorops'
'Chlorops x decorum ssp diaprepes', No hybridiser registered, , 'Chlorops' x R. decorum ssp diaprepes
'Inca Gold', 1961, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USA'Chlorops' x
'Lackamas Cream' (photoClick to see more information


Lackamas Cream
), 1961, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USA
'Chlorops' x
'Lackamas Gold', 1949, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USA'Chlorops' x R. wardii var wardii
'Lackamas Spice', 1961, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USA'Chlorops' x R. decorum ssp diaprepes
'Mrs Helen Jackson' (photoClick to see more information


Mrs Helen Jackson
), 1966, Bump, F., ,
'Koichiro Wada' x 'Chlorops'
'Golden Rhapsody', 2012, Rhein, W.L., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA'Golden Star' x 'Fort Cream x vernicosum'
'Leona Holmes', 1967, Fetterhoff, W.M., Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA'Boule de Neige' x 'fortunei x vernicosum'
'Brookville x Mary Garrison', No hybridiser registered, , 'Brookville' x 'Mary Garrison'
'Calos' (photoClick to see more information


Calos
), Rhein, W.L., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
'Purple Lace' x 'Mary Garrison'
'Extra Dividend', 1977, Rhein, W.L., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA'Scintillation' x 'Mary Garrison'
'Jane's Orange', Goodrich, J.M. (Jane) & Ray, Vienna, Virginia, USA'Hannah Hersey' x 'Mary Garrison'
'Off-shoot' (photoClick to see more information


Off-shoot
), 1977, Rhein, W.L., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
'Holden' x 'Mary Garrison'
'Piety', 1972, No hybridiser registered, , R. maximum x 'Mary Garrison'
'Masterblend', 1983, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'maximum x vernicosum' x 'aureum x maximum'
'Doctor Joseph Rock' (photoClick to see more information


Doctor Joseph Rock
), 1955, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA
R. fortunei ssp discolor Houlstonii Group x 'Mount Siga'
'Gary Huber', 1967, Huber, R.R., , 'Mount Siga' x
'Ida Bradour', 1959, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA'Mary Belle' x 'Mount Siga'
'Yates' Hazel', 1963, Yates, H.R., Frostburg, Maryland,, USA'Mrs Charles S Sargent' x 'Mount Siga'
'Delp's Sunsheen' (photoClick to see more information


Delp's Sunsheen
), 1982, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA
'Sweet Lulu x vernicosum' x 'Nereid Group x fortunei ssp discolor'
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