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R. luteum

SubgenusPentanthera
SectionPentanthera
SubsectionPentantheraClick to see all Pentanthera
Synonyms
R. anthodendron ponticum
R. coronarium
Azalea flava
R. flavum   (G.Don
George Don
(1798-1856)
Scotland, Forfarshire
Botanical-short: G.Don
)
Azalea lutea
Azalea pontica
Azalea pontica var autumnalis
R. ponticum
In cultivation since: 1793

First described: 1830, (Sweet
Robert Sweet
(1783-1835)
Torquay, Engeland
Botanical-short: Sweet
)

Origin: Caucasus, Turkey, Poland and Slovenia 0-2300 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: yellow

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
: 400 cm. (13ft.)

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R. luteum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Netherlands : 43
England : 28
Finland : 24
Canada : 12
France : 9
Sweden : 7
Denmark : 6
United States : 5
Germany : 3
Belgium : 3
Ireland : 1
Estonia : 1
Wales : 1
New Zealand : 1



Clones / selections
'Album', 1826, Loddiges, C. & Sons, Hackney, London, England
'Batumi Gold', unknown, ,
'Elegans Papeleu', 1859, Seidel, T.J., Dresden, Germany
'Golden Comet', 1994, Crown Estate Commissioners, Windsor, Berkshire, England


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Rhododendron luteum
Photo byWillem Van 't Zelfde
Date28 May, 2013
LocationPrivate garden (500 m high), Sauerland, Germany
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date19 May, 2008
LocationMike Bale's Garden: Lu Zhu, Agassiz, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron luteum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date29 April, 2006
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron luteum
Photo byStaffan Bodn
DateMay, 2009
LocationSjbo, Sweden
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Rhododendron luteum
Photo byHan Boerrigter
Date30 April, 2011
Locationprivate garden province Groningen, Netherlands
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byPaul & Linda Lawry
Date
Locationprivate garden Lantzville, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron luteum
Photo byStaffan Bodn
Date11 May, 2009
Locationown garden Sjbo, Sweden
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byHan Boerrigter
Date15 May, 2009
Locationprivate garden province Groningen, Netherlands
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date16 April, 2005
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron luteum
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date
LocationNunspeet, Netherlands
Rhododendron luteum
New leaves
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date
LocationNunspeet, Netherlands
Rhododendron luteum
new foliage
Photo byHan Boerrigter
Date28 May, 2011
Locationprivate garden province Groningen, Netherlands



luteum 'Golden Comet'
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date21 April, 2007
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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luteum 'Golden Comet'
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byTadeusz Dauksza
Date23 April, 2010
Locationprivate garden
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luteum 'Golden Comet'
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date21 April, 2007
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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luteum 'Golden Comet'
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byTadeusz Dauksza
Date23 April, 2010
Locationprivate garden
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luteum 'Batumi Gold'
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byHank Helm
Date05 May, 2006
LocationHank Helm Garden, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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luteum 'Batumi Gold'
Rhododendron luteum
Photo byHank Helm
Date02 May, 2013
LocationHank Helm Garden, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. luteum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Alfred Mame', 1902, Croux, G., , R. molle ssp molle x R. luteum
'Hollandia' (photoClick to see more information


Hollandia
), 1896, Koster M. & Sons, Boskoop, Netherlands
R. luteum x R. molle ssp japonicum
'Lackamas Bouquet', 1965, Lancaster, Ben, F., Lackamas Gardens, Camas, Washington, USA'Graciosum' x R. luteum
'Lavendelmilch', 1986, Coners, G., , R. catawbiense 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum' x R. luteum
'luteum x calendulaceum', unknown, , R. luteum x R. calendulaceum
'Macranthum', 1867, Veitch & Sons, R., Exeter, Devon, EnglandR. luteum x ?
'Madame Debene', 1978, Kondratovičs, Rihard, Riga, Latvia? x R. luteum
'Minas Gold' (photoClick to see more information


Minas Gold
), 1972, Craig, D.L., Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
'Golden Dream' x R. luteum
'Superbum', 1840, Verschaffelt, A. (Alexander), Ghent, BelgiumR. luteum x ?


Indirect involvement of R. luteum in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of luteum)
'Dagmar', 1967, Hermann, E., , 'Hollandia' x
'Goldie', 1965, unknown, , 'luteum x calendulaceum' x 'J. Jennings'
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