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R. russatum

SubgenusRhododendron
SectionRhododendron
SubsectionLapponicaClick to see all Lapponica
Synonyms
R. cantabile   (Hutch.
John Hutchinson
(1884-1972)
England, Blindburn
Botanical-short: Hutch.
)
R. luridum
R. osmerum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
In cultivation since: 1917

First described: 1919, (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)

Origin: Yunnan and Sichuan, China 3400-4300 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: 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: 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
: 150 cm. (5ft.)

Registered
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on hirstum.info: 24
R. russatum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Netherlands : 6
United States : 5
Finland : 4
England : 2
Denmark : 2
Canada : 2
France : 1
Norway : 1
Estonia : 1



Clones / selections
'Albiflorum', 1984, Firma C. Esveld, ,
'Cook's Russatum', unknown, ,
'Loft House', unknown, ,
'Murasaki-suishiou', Firma C. Esveld, ,
'Night Editor', unknown, ,
'Purple Pillow', Faragher, C., ,


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Rhododendron russatum
Photo byHan Boerrigter
Date19 April, 2011
Locationprivate garden province Groningen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron russatum
Photo byEverard Daniel
Date31 March, 2004
LocationLeonardslee/Loder Plants, Sussex, UK
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Rhododendron russatum
Photo byHank Helm
Date21 April, 2013
LocationHank Helm Garden, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Rhododendron russatum
Photo byHan Boerrigter
Date18 April, 2011
Locationprivate garden province Groningen, Netherlands
Rhododendron russatum
Is this a correct identifiaction? or is it Night Editor
Photo byNursery azaleatuin.be
Date
LocationKruishoutem, Belgium



russatum 'Night Editor'
Rhododendron russatum
Photo byDick Cavender
Date21 March, 2010
LocationRed's Rhodies, Sherwood Oregon USA
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russatum 'Night Editor'
Rhododendron russatum
Photo byDick Cavender
Date21 March, 2010
LocationRed's Rhodies, Sherwood Oregon USA
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russatum 'Purple Pillow'
Rhododendron russatum
Photo byWillem Van 't Zelfde
Date30 May, 2013
LocationPrivate garden (500 m high), Sauerland, Germany
russatum 'Purple Pillow'
Rhododendron russatum
Photo byDaniele Magro
Date16 April, 2012
LocationPrivate garden, Tirano, Sondrio, Italy
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russatum 'Purple Pillow'
Rhododendron russatum
Photo byDaniele Magro
Date16 April, 2012
LocationPrivate garden, Tirano, Sondrio, Italy
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russatum 'Purple Pillow'
Rhododendron russatum
Photo byDaniele Magro
Date23 April, 2014
LocationPrivate garden, Tirano, Sondrio, Italy
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russatum 'Loft House'
Rhododendron russatum
Photo byPeter Norris
Date15 April, 2012
Locationprivate garden Martha's Vineyard

Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. russatum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Azurika' (photoClick to see more information


Azurika
), 1963, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
R. russatum x R. impeditum
'Azurwolke' (photoClick to see more information


Azurwolke
), 1961, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
R. russatum x 'Blue Diamond'
'Blue Chip', 1966, George A.F., Hydon Nursery, Godalming, Surrey, EnglandR. russatum x 'Blue Diamond'
'Blue Wonder' (photoClick to see more information


Blue Wonder
), 1967, Hobbie, Dietrich G., Westerstede/Linswege, Germany
R. russatum x R. augustinii ssp augustinii
'Gletschernacht' (photoClick to see more information


Gletschernacht
), 1961, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
R. russatum x 'Blue Diamond Group'
'Gristede' (photoClick to see more information


Gristede
), 1961, Bruns, J Nursery, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
R. russatum x ?
'Hachmann's Violetta', 1963, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, GermanyR. russatum x R. impeditum
'Hampreston Group', 1937, Marchant, W.J., , R. glaucophyllum var glaucophyllum x R. russatum
'Ilam Violet' (photoClick to see more information


Ilam Violet
), 1947, Stead, E.F., ,
'Electra Group' x R. russatum
'russatum x saluenense', No hybridiser registered, , R. russatum x R. saluenense ssp saluenense
'Russautinii Group' (photoClick to see more information


Russautinii Group
), Ramsden, Sir John, Muncaster Castle, UK
R. russatum x R. augustinii ssp augustinii
'Rustic Maid Group', Ingram, C., Benenden, Kent, EnglandR. russatum x 'Blue Diamond Group'
'Sacko', 1970, van Vliet, A., , R. russatum x 'Moerheim'
'Saint Minver' (photoClick to see more information


Saint Minver
), 1972, Harrison, E.G.W.W., Bodmin, Cornwall, England
R. russatum x 'Saint Breward'
'Songbird' (photoClick to see more information


Songbird
), 1954, Horlick, Sir James, Isle of Gigha, Scotland
R. russatum x 'Blue Tit Group'
'Songster' (photoClick to see more information


Songster
), 1957, Horlick, Sir James, Isle of Gigha, Scotland
R. russatum x 'Blue Tit Group'


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


Blumira
), 1978, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Azurika' x 'Blue Tit Group'
'Blumiria' (photoClick to see more information


Blumiria
), 1978, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Azurika' x 'Blue Tit Group'
'Luisella' (photoClick to see more information


Luisella
), 1978, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Azurika' x 'Blue Tit Magor'
'Maggie' (photoClick to see more information


Maggie
), 1992, Hachmann, Holger, ,
'Saint Merryn' x 'Azurika'
'Ronny', 1992, Hachmann, Holger, , 'Saint Merryn' x 'Azurika'
'Blue Baron' (photoClick to see more information


Blue Baron
), 1981, Mezitt, E.V., Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA
'Gletschernacht' x 'Waltham'
'Enziana', 1978, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany'Sacko' x 'Gletschernacht'
'Lauretta' (photoClick to see more information


Lauretta
), 1978, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Sacko' x 'Gletschernacht'
'Bob's Blue' (photoClick to see more information


Bob's Blue
), 1977, Rhodes, R.C., Gabriola Island, BC, Canada
'Ilam Violet' x 'Blue Diamond Group'
'Lavendula' (photoClick to see more information


Lavendula
), 1952, Hobbie, Dietrich G., Westerstede/Linswege, Germany
'russatum x saluenense' x R. rubiginosum
'Blue Ridge' (photoClick to see more information


Blue Ridge
), 1966, Haag, C.R. & V. (Velma), Brevard, NC, USA
'Russautinii Group' x R. augustinii ssp augustinii
'Night Sky' (photoClick to see more information


Night Sky
), 1967, Russell, J.P.C., Fife, Scotland
'Blue Steel' x 'Russautinii Group'
'Rhein's Luna' (photoClick to see more information


Rhein's Luna
), 1978, Rhein, W.L., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
R. minus Carolinianum Group x 'Russautinii Group'
'Azurella' (photoClick to see more information


Azurella
), 1990, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Sacko' x R. calostrotum ssp riparioides
'Blue Effect', 1986, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany'Sacko' x 'Blaney's Blue'
'Enrico', 1990, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany'Sacko' x R. calostrotum ssp riparioides
'Enziana', 1978, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany'Sacko' x 'Gletschernacht'
'Lauretta' (photoClick to see more information


Lauretta
), 1978, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Sacko' x 'Gletschernacht'
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