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R. flammeum

SubgenusPentanthera
SectionPentanthera
SubsectionPentantheraClick to see all Pentanthera
Synonyms
R. periclymenoides var coccineum
R. speciosum   (Wildd
Carl Ludwig Willdenow
(1765-1812)
Germany, Berlin
Botanical-short: Wildd
)
In cultivation since: 1797

First described: 1917, (Michx.
François André Michaux
(1770-1855)
France, Versailles
Botanical-short: Michx.
)

Origin: Lower Piedmont, Central Georgia and South Carolina, sea level to 500m

Corolla: funnel-shaped
Leaves: obovate to elliptic

Habit: terrestrial
epiphytic = living on dead organic material (decaying trees f.i)
terrestrial = in soil (like in your garden)

Winter: deciduous
Bloomtime: 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: orange

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: 5
R. flammeum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Finland : 4
Denmark : 1

Common names
Oconee Azalea


Natural Hybrids
bakeri =(flammeum x canescens)
fastigifolium =(flammeum x canescens)

Clones / selections
'Harry's Red', unknown, ,
'Jack Melton', 2006, Sommerville, E.A., ,
'Jake's Gem', 1996, Sommerville, E.A., ,
'Lemon Popsickle', 1985, Carlson's Gardens, (Bob & Janice Carlson), South Salem, New York, USA
'Magenta Rose Flame', 1992, Sommerville, E.A., ,


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Rhododendron flammeum
Photo bySusan Lightburn
Date17 May, 2012
LocationArt Lightburn Garden, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron flammeum
Photo bySusan Lightburn
Date01 June, 2011
Locationprivate garden Vancouver Island Nanoose Bay BC Canada
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Rhododendron flammeum
Photo byTijs Huisman
Date26 April, 2003
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Rhododendron flammeum
Photo bySusan Lightburn
Date01 June, 2011
Locationprivate garden Vancouver Island Nanoose Bay BC Canada
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Rhododendron flammeum
Photo byTijs Huisman
Date26 April, 2003
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Rhododendron flammeum
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. flammeum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Earl's Angel', 1951, Sommerville, E.A., , R. flammeum x ?
'Kathy's Flame', 1985, Sommerville, E.A., , R. calendulaceum x R. flammeum
'Mallory', 1990, Sommerville, E.A., , R. flammeum x R. flammeum
'Orange Carpet', 1960, Sommerville, E.A., , R. calendulaceum x R. flammeum
'speciosum x canescens', Aromi, E.J, Mobile, Alabama, USAR. flammeum x R. canescens
'Varnadoe's Salmon', 1987, Varnadoe, A.C., , R. canescens x R. flammeum


Indirect involvement of R. flammeum in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of flammeum)
'Flirtation Pink', Aromi, E.J, Mobile, Alabama, USA'speciosum x canescens' x 'Decidedly Pink'
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