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R. gracilentum

SubgenusRhododendron
SectionVireya
SubsectionEuvireyaClick to see all Euvireya
In cultivation since: ?

First described: 1889, (F.Muell.
Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mller
(1825-1896)
Germany, Rostock
Botanical-short: F.Muell.
)

Origin: Papua New Guinea

Corolla: cylindrical
Leaves: narrowly ovate

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

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: unknown
Hardiness:
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: red

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
: 60 cm. (2ft.)



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Rhododendron gracilentum
78.103
Photo byHank Helm
Date
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, WA, USA
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. gracilentum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Alisa Nicole', 1984, Snell, G.L.S., Vireya Venue, Maleny, Queensland, AustraliaR. lochiae x R. gracilentum
'Carillon Bells' (photo), Withers, R.M., , R. gracilentum x R. laetum
'Coral Chimes', 1984, Blumhardt, O. S., Koromiko Nurseries, Whangarei, New ZealandR. macgregoriae x R. gracilentum
'Craig Faragher' (photo), 1975, Faragher, C., , R. gracilentum x R. jasminiflorum ssp jasminiflorum
'Janelle Marie', 1978, Snell, G.L.S., Vireya Venue, Maleny, Queensland, Australia'Carillon Bells' x R. gracilentum
'laetum x gracilentum', No hybridiser registered, , R. laetum x R. gracilentum
'Lemon Minuet' (photo), 1983, Snell, G.L.S., Vireya Venue, Maleny, Queensland, Australia'laetum x gracilentum' x R. gracilentum
'Red Dangles', unknown, , 'Tropic Glow' x R. gracilentum
'Rosy Chimes', unknown, , R. macgregoriae x R. gracilentum
'Saint Valentine', 1983, Lelliott, T., Boronia, Victoria, AustraliaR. viriosum x R. gracilentum
'Tropic Alpine Nymph', 1989, Gerdeman, J.W., Yachats, Oregon, USAR. gracilentum x R. commonae 'Dolo Pass'


Indirect involvement of R. gracilentum in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of gracilentum)
'Citron Bells', unknown, , 'Carillon Bells' x 'laetum x macgregoriae'
'Janelle Marie', 1978, Snell, G.L.S., Vireya Venue, Maleny, Queensland, Australia'Carillon Bells' x R. gracilentum
'Juan Diego', unknown, , 'Carillon Bells' x R. leptanthum
'Blush Tumble', unknown, , 'Coral Chimes' x R. saxifragoides
'Lemon Minuet' (photo), 1983, Snell, G.L.S., Vireya Venue, Maleny, Queensland, Australia'laetum x gracilentum' x R. gracilentum
'Happy Wanderer', 1983, Blumhardt, O. S., Koromiko Nurseries, Whangarei, New Zealand'Oriana' x 'Rosy Chimes'
'Little Kisses', unknown, , 'Rosy Chimes' x 'Oriana'
'Cape Cod Valentine', unknown, , 'Saint Valentine' x 'Saint Valentine'
'Charming Valentino', unknown, , 'Saint Valentine' x 'Saint Valentine'
'Little Maria' (photo), Sullivan, P., , R. viriosum x 'Saint Valentine'
'Tropic Alpine Joli', unknown, , R. commonae x 'Tropic Alpine Nymph'
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