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R. insigne

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionArgyrophyllaClick to see all Argyrophylla
In cultivation since: 1908

First described: 1910, (Hemsl.
William Botting Hemsley
(1843-1924)
England, Sussex
Botanical-short: Hemsl.
& E.H. Wilson
Ernest Henry Wilson
(1876-1930)
England, Chipping Campden
Botanical-short: E.H. Wilson
)

Origin: Wa Shan in Central Sichuan (maybe extinct) 2100-3000 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: 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: 50
R. insigne per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Finland : 27
Netherlands : 8
Canada : 5
England : 2
France : 2
United States : 2
Denmark : 1
Norway : 1
Sweden : 1
Ireland : 1



Clones / selections
'Arktis', unknown, ,


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Rhododendron insigne
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date23 May, 2010
Locationown garden Nunspeet, Netherlands
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Rhododendron insigne
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date20 May, 2007
LocationDiepenveen, Netherlands
Rhododendron insigne
Photo byJens Birck
Date
LocationKastrup, Denmark
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Rhododendron insigne
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date
LocationDiepenveen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron insigne
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date17 May, 2009
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
Rhododendron insigne
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date07 September, 2009
LocationGarden Hans de Boer, Vaassen, Netherlands
Rhododendron insigne
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date07 September, 2009
LocationGarden Hans de Boer, Vaassen, Netherlands
Rhododendron insigne
flower almost open
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date22 May, 2010
Locationown garden Nunspeet, Netherlands
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insigne 'Arktis'
Rhododendron insigne
Photo byMihkel Saar
Date09 June, 2008
LocationHansaplant, Harjumaa , Estonia
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. insigne is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Anneliese' (photoClick to see more information


Anneliese
), 1961, Bruns, J Nursery, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
R. insigne x 'El Alamein'
'Berliner Liebe' (photoClick to see more information


Berliner Liebe
), 1961, Bruns, J Nursery, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
'El Alamein' x R. insigne
'Brigitte' (photoClick to see more information


Brigitte
), 1970, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
R. insigne x 'Mrs J G Millais'
'Bruns Schneewitchen', 1962, Bruns, J Nursery, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany'Goldsworth Yellow' x R. insigne
'Christiane Herzog' (photoClick to see more information


Christiane Herzog
), 1970, Bruns, W., ,
R. insigne x 'Blue Ensign'
'Europa 93' (photoClick to see more information


Europa 93
), 1968, Seleger, R., Adliswil, Switzerland
'Kluis Sensation' x R. insigne
'Hachmann's Rosarka' (photoClick to see more information


Hachmann's Rosarka
), 1963, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
R. insigne x 'Spitfire'
'Hultschin' (photoClick to see more information


Hultschin
), 1952, Robeneck, H., Westerstede, Germany
R. insigne x R. williamsianum
'Ingre Group', 1927, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, WalesR. griersonianum x R. insigne
'insigne x El Alamein', No hybridiser registered, , R. insigne x 'El Alamein'
'insigne x Graf Zeppelin', No hybridiser registered, , R. insigne x 'Graf Zeppelin'
'Kings Ride' (photoClick to see more information


Kings Ride
), 1972, Crown Estate Commissioners, Windsor, Berkshire, England
R. insigne x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Nofretete' (photoClick to see more information


Nofretete
), 1961, Bruns, W., ,
'El Alamein' x R. insigne
'Oberschlesien', 1966, Lüttge, G, , R. insigne x R. degronianum ssp yakushimanum
'Redwood' (photoClick to see more information


Redwood
), 1970, Hobbie, Dietrich G., Westerstede/Linswege, Germany
R. fortunei ssp fortunei x R. insigne
'Rixte', 1950, Robeneck, H., Westerstede, Germany'Goldsworth Orange' x R. insigne
'Seestadt Bremerhaven' (photoClick to see more information


Seestadt Bremerhaven
), 1958, Nosbüsch, H., ,
'Graf Zeppelin' x R. insigne


Indirect involvement of R. insigne in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of insigne)
'Insun', 1948, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales'Ingre Group' x 'Sunrise'
'Gräfin Sonja' (photoClick to see more information


Gräfin Sonja
), 1970, Bruns, J Nursery, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
'insigne x El Alamein' x 'Blue Peter'
'Johann Bruns' (photoClick to see more information


Johann Bruns
), 1970, Bruns, J Nursery, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
'insigne x Graf Zeppelin' x 'wardii x fortunei ssp discolor'
'Berlinale' (photoClick to see more information


Berlinale
), 1983, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Tarantella' x 'Seestadt Bremerhaven'
'Eruption' (photoClick to see more information


Eruption
), 1983, Hachmann, Hans, Barmstedt in Holstein, Germany
'Tarantella' x 'Seestadt Bremerhaven'
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