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R. smirnowii

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionPonticaClick to see all Pontica
In cultivation since: 1886

First described: 1886, (Trautv.
Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter
(1809-1889)
Germany, Mitau
Botanical-short: Trautv.
)

Origin: N.E Turkey and Caucasus 800-2300 meter

About smirnowii : "After M. Smirnow, friend of its discoverer Baron Ungern-Sternberg"

Corolla: funnel-campanulate
Leaves: oblanceolate

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

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: late midseason
Hardiness: H5
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
: 300 cm. (10ft.)

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on hirstum.info: 51
R. smirnowii per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Finland : 16
Netherlands : 15
Canada : 6
United States : 4
Sweden : 3
Germany : 2
France : 2
Poland : 1
Norway : 1
Denmark : 1



Natural Hybrids
charadzeae =(smirnowii x ungernii)
kesselringii =(smirnowii x ponticum)

Clones / selections
'Dace', 1963, Kondratovičs, Rihard, Riga, Latvia
'Glasnost', unknown, ,
'Hank Schannen', unknown, ,
'Vodka', 1991, Rothschild, Edmund Leopold de, Southampton, UK


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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byHank Helm
Date27 May, 2006
LocationChimacum Woods Garden, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date16 May, 2012
LocationKen and Madeleine Webb garden,Victoria, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Millenium form
Photo byPeter Norris
Date22 May, 2010
LocationWesterstede Expo [near Bremen] , Germany
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byStaffan Bodén
DateMay, 2009
LocationSjöbo, Sweden
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date16 May, 2012
LocationKen and Madeleine Webb garden,Victoria, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date
LocationDiepenveen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date08 May, 2004
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byEverard Daniel
Date08 May, 2008
LocationNymans Gardens, Sussex UK
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byEverard Daniel
Date08 May, 2008
LocationNymans Gardens, Sussex UK
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byStaffan Bodén
Date27 May, 2013
LocationPrivate garden, Sjöbo, Sweden
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Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byKristian Theqvist
Date15 June, 2007
LocationTallin Botanical Garden
Rhododendron smirnowii
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date02 September, 2009
LocationNunspeet, Netherlands



smirnowii 'Hank Schannen'
Rhododendron smirnowii
narrow leaf selection smirnowii ‘Hank Schannen’ from Rare Find Nursery
Photo byPeter Norris
Date29 May, 2014
LocationPrivate garden, Martha’s Vineyard, MA USA z7
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smirnowii 'Hank Schannen'
Rhododendron smirnowii
narrow leaf selection smirnowii ‘Hank Schannen’ from Rare Find Nursery
Photo byPeter Norris
Date29 May, 2014
LocationPrivate garden, Martha’s Vineyard, MA USA z7
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. smirnowii is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Abendleuchten', 1990, Müller, Heinz, , 'Fabia Group' x R. smirnowii
'Aesthetica', 1960, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USAR. smirnowii x R. bureavii
'Alborada' (photoClick to see more information


Alborada
), 1978, Brueckner, J.B., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
'brachycarpum ssp fauriei x Inamorata Group' x R. smirnowii
'Arnita', Gertnere, D., , R. smirnowii x ?
'Aurora' (photoClick to see more information


Aurora
), 1961, Scholz, J., ,
R. smirnowii x 'C.S. Sargent'
'Bellefontaine' (photoClick to see more information


Bellefontaine
), 1958, Pike, R.B., ,
R. fortunei ssp fortunei x R. smirnowii
'Bellrose', 1972, Vossberg, P.D., Westbury Rose Co., Long Island, New York, USAR. smirnowii x 'Lady Armstrong'
'Bruns Sirius', 1955, Bruns, J Nursery, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany'Pink Pearl' x R. smirnowii
'Case Hoogendoorn', 1965, Mehlquist, G.A.L, Storrs, Connecticut, USAR. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Chalk Talk', 1988, Ogdon, B.J., , R. smirnowii x 'Crest'
'Crete' (photoClick to see more information


Crete
), 1962, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USA
R. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Daisy' (photoClick to see more information


Daisy
), 1902, Seidel, T.J., Dresden, Germany
'Mrs Millner' x R. smirnowii
'Delila' (photoClick to see more information


Delila
), Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, Germany
R. smirnowii x 'Mrs Milner'
'Delp's Mama Mia', 1995, Emerson, G.C, , 'Mary Belle' x R. smirnowii
'Desiderius', 1902, Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, Germany'Mrs Millner' x R. smirnowii
'Dietrich' (photoClick to see more information


Dietrich
), 1894, Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, Germany
'Mrs Millner' x R. smirnowii
'Donar' (photoClick to see more information


Donar
), 1894, Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, Germany
'Mrs Millner' x R. smirnowii
'Dorothy Swift' (photoClick to see more information


Dorothy Swift
), 1964, Mehlquist, G.A.L, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
R. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Elaine Pagel Paden', 1988, Stanley Hall, , R. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Elisabetae Group', 1958, No hybridiser registered, , R. caucasicum x R. smirnowii
'Ella' (photoClick to see more information


Ella
), 1903, Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, Germany
R. smirnowii x 'Mrs Millner'
'Erna' (photoClick to see more information


Erna
), 1895, Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, Germany
R. smirnowii x 'Mrs Millner'
'Fabia Group x smirnowii', No hybridiser registered, , 'Fabia Group' x R. smirnowii
'fortunei x smirnowii', unknown, , R. fortunei ssp fortunei x R. smirnowii
'Gabriel' (photoClick to see more information


Gabriel
), 1958, Swain, G.S., Researh Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
'Doctor H.C. Dresselhuys' x R. smirnowii
'Goody Goody' (photoClick to see more information


Goody Goody
), 1965, Michener, M.W., ,
R. smirnowii x R. catawbiense
'Gradito' (photoClick to see more information


Gradito
), 1982, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Blurettia' x R. smirnowii
'Heinrich Peiffer', 1972, Behring, R., St. Catharines, Ontario, CanadaR. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum 'Mist Maiden'
'Hello Dolly' (photoClick to see more information


Hello Dolly
), 1974, Lem Halfdan, Seattle, Washington, USA
'Fabia' x R. smirnowii
'Ibsen' (photoClick to see more information


Ibsen
), 1954, No hybridiser registered, ,
R. smirnowii x ?
'Jane Grant', 1994, No hybridiser registered, , R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x R. smirnowii
'Katherine Dalton' (photoClick to see more information


Katherine Dalton
), 1932, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA
R. smirnowii x R. fortunei ssp fortunei
'King of Shrubs x smirnowii', No hybridiser registered, , 'King of Shrubs' x R. smirnowii
'Krish', Gertnere, D., , R. smirnowii x ?
'Lajka' (photoClick to see more information


Lajka
), 1966, Scholz, J., ,
R. smirnowii x 'C.S. Sargent'
'Lunik' (photoClick to see more information


Lunik
), 1961, Scholz, J., ,
R. smirnowii x 'Mrs Charles S Sargent'
'Margret' (photoClick to see more information


Margret
), 1928, Heinje, D., Jeddeloh, Germany
R. smirnowii x ?
'Nachtigall', 1982, Nagel, W. (Walter), Bretten, Baden, Germany'Impi Group' x R. smirnowii
'Nathalie' (photoClick to see more information


Nathalie
), 1967, Nagel, W. (Walter), Bretten, Baden, Germany
'Elizabeth Group' x R. smirnowii
'Newa', 1967, Nagel, W. (Walter), Bretten, Baden, GermanyR. smirnowii x R. catawbiense 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum'
'Odessa', 1967, Nagel, W. (Walter), Bretten, Baden, Germany'Fabia Group' x R. smirnowii
'Oh My!', 1968, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USAR. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Patricia', Gertnere, D., , R. smirnowii x ?
'Pohjola's Daughter' (photoClick to see more information


Pohjola's Daughter
), 1992, Uosukainen, Marjatta, Dr. Mrs., Laukaa, Finland
'Cunningham's White' x R. smirnowii
'Polar Star' (photoClick to see more information


Polar Star
), 1902, Koster M. & Sons, Boskoop, Netherlands
R. smirnowii x 'Doncaster'
'Rebe', 1907, Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, GermanyR. catawbiense x R. smirnowii
'Regine Meltzer' (photoClick to see more information


Regine Meltzer
), 1989, Meltzer, H.L., Neustadt a/d Waldnaab, Germany
'Odessa x Spätlese' x R. smirnowii
'rex x smirnowii' (photoClick to see more information


rex x smirnowii
), No hybridiser registered, ,
R. rex ssp rex x R. smirnowii
'Rinaldo', 1915, Seidel, T.J.R., Dresden/Grüngräbchen, Germany'Mrs Milner' x R. smirnowii
'Saint Michel' (photoClick to see more information


Saint Michel
), 1974, Uosukainen, Marjatta, Dr. Mrs., Laukaa, Finland
R. brachycarpum ssp tigerstedtii x R. smirnowii
'Schameneck's Glow', 1964, Schamenek, J., , R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x R. smirnowii
'Schlaraffia' (photoClick to see more information


Schlaraffia
), 1973, Horstman, G., ,
R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x R. smirnowii
'Schneverdingen' (photoClick to see more information


Schneverdingen
), 1973, Horstman, G., ,
R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x R. smirnowii
'Silver Lady' (photoClick to see more information


Silver Lady
), 1973, Horstman, G., ,
R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x R. smirnowii
'Smirboy', 1964, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany'China Boy' x R. smirnowii
'smirnowii x America', No hybridiser registered, , R. smirnowii x 'America'
'smirnowii x bureavii', No hybridiser registered, , R. smirnowii x R. bureavii
'smirnowii x catawbiense', No hybridiser registered, , R. smirnowii x R. catawbiense
'smirnowii x fortunei', No hybridiser registered, , R. smirnowii x R. fortunei ssp fortunei
'smirnowii x griersonianum', No hybridiser registered, , R. smirnowii x R. griersonianum
'smirnowii x Lady Bessborough Group', No hybridiser registered, , R. smirnowii x 'Lady Bessborough Group'
'smirnowii x rex' (photoClick to see more information


smirnowii x rex
), Flavell, Richard, New Haven, USA
R. smirnowii x R. rex ssp rex
'smirnowii x yakushimanum', No hybridiser registered, , R. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Sputnik' (photoClick to see more information


Sputnik
), 1966, Scholz, J., ,
R. smirnowii x 'C.S. Sargent'
'Today and Tomorrow' (photoClick to see more information


Today and Tomorrow
), 1964, Mehlquist, G.A.L, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
R. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Toronto' (photoClick to see more information


Toronto
), 1978, Brueckner, J.B., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
'Janet Blair' x R. smirnowii
'Wolga' (photoClick to see more information


Wolga
), 1967, Nagel, W. (Walter), Bretten, Baden, Germany
R. smirnowii x R. catawbiense 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum'
'Yaku Frills' (photoClick to see more information


Yaku Frills
), 1967, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USA
R. smirnowii x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'
'Yakunowii', 1975, Nagel, W. (Walter), Bretten, Baden, GermanyR. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x R. smirnowii
Hybrids where clones/selections of R. smirnowii are involved (alphabetical per clone)
'Aivars Lasis', 1985, Kondratovičs, Rihard, Riga, LatviaR. smirnowii 'Dace' x 'Purple Splendour'


Indirect involvement of R. smirnowii in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of smirnowii)
'Danuta' (photoClick to see more information


Danuta
), 1987, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Bellefontaine' x 'Lumina x Perlina'
'Ulrike Jost' (photoClick to see more information


Ulrike Jost
), 1987, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Bellefontaine' x 'Lumina x Perlina'
'Bajazzo', 1957, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany'Daisy' x 'Oldenburg Group'
'Claudine' (photoClick to see more information


Claudine
), 1968, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Sammetglut' x 'Daisy'
'Hachmann's Evelyn', 1967, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany'Oudijk's Sensation' x 'Daisy'
'Hachmann's Rosabella' (photoClick to see more information


Hachmann's Rosabella
), 1973, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Donar' x 'Furnivall's Daughter'
'Diane Lux' (photoClick to see more information


Diane Lux
), 1962, Drake, E. F., Olympic Peninsula, WA, USA
'Elisabetae Group' x 'Unique'
'Anmut' (photoClick to see more information


Anmut
), 1984, Meltzer, H.L., Neustadt a/d Waldnaab, Germany
'Fabia Group x smirnowii' x 'Spätlese'
'Balbina', 1984, Meltzer, H.L., Neustadt a/d Waldnaab, Germany'Fabia Group x smirnowii' x 'Spätlese'
'Bunter Traum', 1988, Meltzer, H.L., Neustadt a/d Waldnaab, Germany'Koichiro Wada' x 'Fabia Group x smirnowii'
'Meltzer's Purpurviolett', 1984, Meltzer, H.L., Neustadt a/d Waldnaab, Germany'Fabia Group x smirnowii' x 'Purple Splendour'
'Märchenland', 2000, Nagel, W. (Walter), Bretten, Baden, GermanyR. fortunei ssp discolor x 'Fabia Group x smirnowii'
'Oberpfälzer Sonnenschein' (photoClick to see more information


Oberpfälzer Sonnenschein
), 1984, Meltzer, H.L., Neustadt a/d Waldnaab, Germany
'Fabia Group x smirnowii' x 'Spätlese'
'Reifrock', 1984, Meltzer, H.L., Neustadt a/d Waldnaab, Germany'Fabia Group x smirnowii' x 'Purple Splendour'
'fortunei x smirnowii X yakushimanum x Goldsworth Yellow', unknown, , 'fortunei x smirnowii' x 'yakushimanum x Goldsworth Yellow'
'Blowout', 1982, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Goody Goody' x 'Si Si'
'Born Winner', 1977, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Goody Goody' x 'Anna Delp'
'Color Purple', 1992, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Goody Goody' x 'Goody Goody'
'Delp's Touch of Class', 1992, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Goody Goody' x 'Si Si'
'Goody Goody x Si Si', No hybridiser registered, , 'Goody Goody' x 'Si Si'
'Dutch Treat', 1999, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Hello Dolly' x 'Goldsworth Yellow'
'Fairweather' (photoClick to see more information


Fairweather
), 1967, Brockenbrough, E.C, Bellevue, Washington, USA
'Fabia Group x yakushimanum' x 'Hello Dolly'
'smirnowii x Lady Bessborough Group X Hello Dolly', unknown, , 'smirnowii x Lady Bessborough Group' x 'Hello Dolly'
'Elby' (photoClick to see more information


Elby
), 1964, Lem Halfdan, Seattle, Washington, USA
'Fabia Group x bureavii' x 'King of Shrubs x smirnowii'
'Limelight x (King of Shrubs x smirnowii)', unknown, , 'Limelight' x 'King of Shrubs x smirnowii'
'Kranenburg' (photoClick to see more information


Kranenburg
), 1987, Hübbers, K-H., Kranenburg, Germany
'Lem's Monarch' x 'Odessa'
'Lava Glow' (photoClick to see more information


Lava Glow
), 1992, Hübbers, K-H., Kranenburg, Germany
'Odessa' x 'Crimson Pippin'
'Odessa x Spätlese', No hybridiser registered, , 'Odessa' x 'Spätlese'
'Delp's Chatterbox', 1995, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Oh My!' x 'Red Brave'
'Gotlots', 1992, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Princess Elizabeth' x 'Oh My!'
'Oh My! x Catalgla', No hybridiser registered, , 'Oh My!' x 'Catalgla'
'Oh My! x Mary Belle', No hybridiser registered, , 'Oh My!' x 'Mary Belle'
'Oh My! x Nova Zembla', No hybridiser registered, , 'Oh My!' x 'Nova Zembla'
'Prissy Missy', 1966, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Oh My!' x 'Indy Pink'
'Radiant Heat', 1992, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Oh My!' x 'Little Gem'
'Real Pro', 1995, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Oh My!' x 'Nova Zembla'
'Pusstafeur' (photoClick to see more information


Pusstafeur
), 1968, Dürre, F.W., Westerstede/Linswege, Germany
R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum x 'Polar Star'
'Görlitz', 1964, von Martin, V., Rothenburg/Oberlausitz, GermanyR. williamsianum x 'Rinaldo'
'Hachmann's Priscilla' (photoClick to see more information


Hachmann's Priscilla
), 1988, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Rotkäppchen' x 'Schlaraffia'
'Kokette' (photoClick to see more information


Kokette
), 1988, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Ovation' x 'Schlaraffia'
'Marabu' (photoClick to see more information


Marabu
), 1984, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Tarantella' x 'Silver Lady'
'King Tut' (photoClick to see more information


King Tut
), 1943, Shammarello, A.M, Euclid, Ohio, USA
'smirnowii x America' x R. catawbiense
'Zip Tip', 1992, Smith, A.W., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada'smirnowii x bureavii' x 'Bob As'
'Delp's Tea Time', 1978, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'Si Si' x 'smirnowii x catawbiense'
'Nobue', 1992, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'smirnowii x catawbiense' x 'yakushimanum x Gold Mohur'
'Nancy Behring', 1972, Behring, R., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada'smirnowii x fortunei' x 'Mist Maiden'
'smirnowii x griersonianum X catabiense x fortunei ssp discolor x Corona', No hybridiser registered, , 'smirnowii x griersonianum' x 'catawbiense X fortunei ssp discolor x Corona'
'Family Gem', 1992, Smith, A.W., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada'smirnowii x Lady Bessborough Group' x 'Koichiro Wada'
'smirnowii x Lady Bessborough Group X Hello Dolly', unknown, , 'smirnowii x Lady Bessborough Group' x 'Hello Dolly'
'Yours Truly', 1986, Smith, A.W., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada'smirnowii x Lady Bessborough Group' x 'Ken Janeck'
'Jennifer Harris', 1975, Moyers, R., , 'Princess Elizabeth' x 'smirnowii x yakushimanum'
'Lanny Pride', 1975, Moyers, R., , 'Princess Elizabeth' x 'smirnowii x yakushimanum'
'Oh Joyce', 1989, Delp Weldon E., Harrisville, Pensylvania, USA'smirnowii x yakushimanum' x 'Joyce Lyn'
'Princess Elizabeth X smirnowii x yakushimanum', unknown, , 'Princess Elizabeth' x 'smirnowii x yakushimanum'
'Sandra Hinton' (photoClick to see more information


Sandra Hinton
), 1984, Hinton, D.N., ,
R. brachycarpum ssp tigerstedtii x 'smirnowii x yakushimanum'
'smirnowii x yakushimanum X aureum', No hybridiser registered, , 'smirnowii x yakushimanum' x R. aureum
'Wendy Lyn', 1975, Moyers, R., , 'Princess Elizabeth' x 'smirnowii x yakushimanum'
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