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R. souliei

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionCampylocarpaClick to see all Campylocarpa
Synonyms
R. cardatum
R. cordatum   (H.LÚv.
Augustin Abel Hector LÚveillÚ
(1863-1918)
France
Botanical-short: H.LÚv.
)
R. longicalyx   (Fang
M.Y. Fang
(0-0)
Botanical-short: Fang
)
In cultivation since: 1903

First described: 1895, (Franch.
Adrien RenÚ Franchet
(1834-1900)
France
Botanical-short: Franch.
)

Origin: Central and S.W Sichuan 2700-4300 meter

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: 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: pink

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
: 250 cm. (8ft.)

Registered
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R. souliei per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Netherlands : 62
Canada : 8
United States : 2
Finland : 1
Sweden : 1
England : 1
France : 1
Norway : 1



Clones / selections
'Elsa Reid', unknown, ,
'Windsor Park', unknown, ,


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Rhododendron souliei
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date17 April, 2009
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron souliei
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date27 April, 2010
Locationprivate garden, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron souliei
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date27 April, 2010
Locationprivate garden, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron souliei
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date17 April, 2009
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
Rhododendron souliei
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date
LocationDiepenveen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron souliei
Young plants from seeds
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date11 November, 2009
LocationNunspeet, Netherlands




Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. souliei is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Aeolus', Rothschild, L. de, Founder of Exbury Gardens, UK'Lady Bessborough Group' x R. souliei
'Arthur Stevens' (photoClick to see more information


Arthur Stevens
), 1967, Embley Park, (J.J. Crossfield), Hampshire, England
R. souliei x 'Coronation Day'
'Decsoul Group', 1937, Whitaker W.J., , R. decorum ssp decorum x R. souliei
'Dortmund Group', 1953, Hobbie, Dietrich G., Westerstede/Linswege, GermanyR. souliei x R. wardii var wardii
'Endre Ostbo', 1961, Ostbo, E., Bellevue, Washington, USAR. souliei x R. fortunei ssp discolor
'Halcyone Group', 1940, Rothschild, L. de, Founder of Exbury Gardens, UKR. souliei x 'Lady Bessborough Group'
'Katy Hurley', 1985, Hardy, G.A., , R. souliei x 'Idealist'
'Lady Rae', 1968, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USAR. souliei x 'Robert Allison'
'Latona Group', 1926, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, WalesR. dichroanthum ssp dichroanthum x R. souliei
'Queen Mab', 1958, Brandt, Lester E., Tacoma, Washington, USAR. souliei x 'Corona'
'Queens Wood' (photoClick to see more information


Queens Wood
), 1972, Crown Estate Commissioners, Windsor, Berkshire, England
R. souliei x R. aberconwayi
'Sandling', 1965, Hardy, Maj. A.E., Hythe, Kent, UK'Lady Bessborough Group' x R. souliei
'Sharon Wall', 1988, Dixon, G., , R. souliei x 'wardii x viscidifolium'
'Snow Cap' (photoClick to see more information


Snow Cap
), 1957, Whitney, William E., Brinnon, Washington, USA
R. souliei x 'Loderi White Diamond x williamsianum'
'Soulbut Group', 1916, Magor, E.J.P., Lamellan, St. Tudy, Cornwall, EnglandR. souliei x R. fortunei ssp fortunei 'Sir Charles Butler'
'Souldis Group', 1921, Magor, E.J.P., Lamellan, St. Tudy, Cornwall, EnglandR. souliei x R. fortunei ssp discolor
'souliei x wardii var wardii', No hybridiser registered, , R. souliei x R. wardii var wardii
'Swallowfield', 1981, Crown Estate Commissioners, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandR. souliei x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Thomasine' (photoClick to see more information


Thomasine
), 1931, Clarke, S.R., Borde Hill, West Sussex, England
R. souliei x R. thomsonii ssp thomsonii
'Virginia Scott', unknown, , ? x R. souliei
'wardii x souliei', No hybridiser registered, , R. wardii var wardii x R. souliei
'Whimsey', 1956, Henny, Rudolph, Brooks, Oregon, USAR. souliei x 'Bow Bells Group'
'Win Paul', 1962, Larson, H.L., Tacoma, Washington, USAR. souliei x 'Diva Group'
'Zora Group', 1951, Stevenson, J.B., Ascot, Berkshire, EnglandR. souliei x R. wardii var puralbum


Indirect involvement of R. souliei in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of souliei)
'Bashful Betty', Elliott, James A., Astoria, Oregon, USA'Halcyone Group' x 'Carmen'
'Egyptian', 1955, Sunningdale Nursery, , 'Halcyone Group' x 'Margaret Dunn Group'
'Glow Worm', 1951, Sunningdale Nursery, , R. dichroanthum ssp dichroanthum x 'Halcyone Group'
'Valda Group', 1934, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales'Latona Group' x R. haematodes ssp haematodes
'Snow Chief', 1976, Smith, P., , 'Noyo Chief' x 'Snow Cap'
'Vanessa' (photoClick to see more information


Vanessa
), 1924, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales
'Soulbut Group' x R. griersonianum
'Vanessa Group', 1929, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales'Soulbut Group' x R. griersonianum
'Vanessa Pastel' (photoClick to see more information


Vanessa Pastel
), 1930, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales
'Soulbut Group' x R. griersonianum
'Rotauge' (photoClick to see more information


Rotauge
), 1988, Hobbie, Dietrich G., Westerstede/Linswege, Germany
R. wardii var wardii x 'Souldis Group'
'Hotei' (photoClick to see more information


Hotei
), 1968, Sifferman, Karl I., Seattle, Washington, USA
'Goldsworth Orange' x 'souliei x wardii var wardii'
'Barbara Houston', 1959, Larson, H.L., Tacoma, Washington, USA'Virginia Scott' x 'Belvedere'
'Janet Scroggs' (photoClick to see more information


Janet Scroggs
), 1958, Larson, H.L., Tacoma, Washington, USA
'Virginia Scott' x 'Jasper Group'
'Mrs Lammot Copeland' (photoClick to see more information


Mrs Lammot Copeland
), 1971, Larson, H.L., Tacoma, Washington, USA
R. wardii var wardii x 'Virginia Scott'
'Virginia Scott x Alice Franklin', unknown, , 'Virginia Scott' x 'Alice Franklin'
'Celestial Bells', 1964, Wyrens, R.G., , 'Fabia Group' x 'wardii x souliei'
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