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R. basilicum

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionFalconeraClick to see all Falconera
Synonyms
R. megaphyllum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. regale   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Kingdon-Ward
Frank Kingdon-Ward
(1885-1958)
England, Manchester
Botanical-short: Kingdon-Ward
)
R. regale
In cultivation since: 1913

First described: 1916, (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& W.W.Sm.
William Wright Smith
(1875-1956)
Scotland, UK
Botanical-short: W.W.Sm.
)

Origin: Yunnan, N.E. Burma 2700-4000 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: H3
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: salmon

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
: 700 cm. (23ft.)

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on hirstum.info: 9
R. basilicum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

United States : 3
Netherlands : 2
Canada : 2
Belgium : 1
Norway : 1




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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date09 March, 2010
Locationprivate garden Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date09 March, 2010
Locationprivate garden Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date01 May, 2008
Locationprivate garden Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date01 May, 2008
Locationprivate garden Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date26 March, 2005
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date15 February, 2005
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date16 April, 2005
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byRinus Manders
Date29 October, 2014
LocationBodnant Garden, Conwy, Wales, U.K.
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Rhododendron basilicum
Photo byRinus Manders
Date29 October, 2014
LocationBodnant Garden, Conwy, Wales, U.K.
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. basilicum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Cortez', 1969, Cisney, M.E., , 'Mars x Koichiro Wada' x R. basilicum
'Sarita Loder x calophytum X macabeanum x basilicum' (photoClick to see more information


Sarita Loder x calophytum X macabeanum x basilicum
), Watson, E.M. Mrs. (Elsie), Kirkland, WA, USA
'Sarita Loder x calophytum X macabeanum' x R. basilicum

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