Apricot Fancy Sir Edmund Hilary

Gilded Sunrise Allen's Surprise
The former National Garden of the
New Zealand Rhododendron Association
Haggerty Street, Kimbolton
Manawatu, New Zealand

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Rhododendron Trials

The aim:
To identify and promote New Zealand bred rhododendrons with excellent garden merit

Highly ornamental flowers, full cover of healthy foliage, disease resistance and sun tolerance, minimal care, easy to propagate and suitable for many areas of New Zealand.

A judging panel assesses the plants at least three times a year for a minimum of four years.

Trial results:
Rhododendrons which have an Award


R. ‘College Pink’

R. ‘September Snow’

R. ‘Lalique’

R. ‘Kaponga’

R. ciliicalyx ‘Charisma’

R. ‘Ilam Cerise’

R. ‘Rubicon’

R. ‘Ilam Cream’

R. ‘Irene Stead’

The following plants were trialled over a thirteen year period at Heritage Park, Pukeiti and Marshwood in the South Island before being recommended for an Award of Distinction in 2015.

R. ‘Posy’

R. ‘Dainty Lass’

R. ‘Alpine Meadow’

R. ‘Kiwi Pearl’

R. ‘Pink Chiffon


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