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R. simsii var simsii

SubgenusTsutsusi
SectionTsutsusi
Subsection
Synonyms
R. annamense   (Rehder
Alfred Rehder
(1863-1949)
Germany
Botanical-short: Rehder
)
R. bicolor   (P.C. Tam
P.C. Tam
(0-0)
Botanical-short: P.C. Tam
)
R. calleryi
Azalea indica
R. indicum var formosanum   (Hayata
Bunzō Hayata
(1874-1934)
Japan
Botanical-short: Hayata
)
R. indicum var ignescens   (Sweet
Robert Sweet
(1783-1835)
Torquay, Engeland
Botanical-short: Sweet
)
R. mesembrinum
R. viburnifolium   (W.P. Fang
Wen Pei Fang
(0-0)
Botanical-short: W.P. Fang
)
In cultivation since: 1812

First described: 1854, (Planch.
Jules mile Planchon
(1823-1888)
Ganges, France
Botanical-short: Planch.
)

Origin: N.E. Upper Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, w. to E. China, Taiwan and Japan 300-2400 meter

Corolla: broadly funnel-shaped
Leaves: ovate-lanceolate

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

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: midseason
Hardiness: H1
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
: 250 cm. (8ft.)

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

Netherlands : 1
France : 1



Clones / selections
'Grandiflorum Roseum', 1849, van Geert, A., ,
'Gumpo Fancy', unknown, ,
'Gumpo Pink', 1958, No hybridiser registered, ,
'Gumpo Red', 1937, Wada, K., Hakonea Nursery, Numazu, Japan
'Vittatum', 1850, China, ,
'Zi Yan', 1985, Zhang, Chang Qin, Kunming, China


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Rhododendron simsii var simsii
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Date
LocationTaiwan
Rhododendron simsii var simsii
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Date
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simsii var simsii 'Vittatum'
Rhododendron simsii var simsii
Photo byTadeusz Dauksza
Date23 April, 2010
Locationprivate garden
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simsii var simsii 'Zi Yan'
Rhododendron simsii var simsii
Photo byChang Qin Zhang
Date
LocationKunming Institute of Botany, China

Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. simsii var simsii is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Allure', 1948, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii x R. mucronatum var mucronatum
'Bengal Beauty' (photoClick to see more information


Bengal Beauty
), 1962, Haworth-Booth, M., Farall Nurseries, Surrey, England
R. simsii var simsii x R. kaempferi 'Daimio'
'Dawning', 1949, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. mucronatum var mucronatum x R. simsii var simsii
'Dream' (photoClick to see more information


Dream
), 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. simsii var simsii x R. mucronatum var mucronatum
'Early Lavender', 1958, No hybridiser registered, , R. mucronatum var mucronatum x R. simsii var simsii
'Echo', 1948, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii x R. mucronatum var mucronatum
'Elegans', 1848, Standish & Noble, Bagshot, Surrey, EnglandR. mucronatum var mucronatum x R. simsii var simsii
'Gloire de Saint Georges' (photoClick to see more information


Gloire de Saint Georges
), unknown, ,
R. simsii var simsii x ?
'Glory of Sunninghill' (photoClick to see more information


Glory of Sunninghill
), 1852, van Geert, C., ,
R. indicum x R. simsii var simsii
'Otto' (photoClick to see more information


Otto
), 1994, Stahnke, O., Sassenburg, Germany
R. simsii var simsii x ?
'Serenity', 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii x R. mucronatum var mucronatum
Hybrids where clones/selections of R. simsii var simsii are involved (alphabetical per clone)
'Dorothy Woodworth', 1982, Girard, P.E., Geneva, Ohio, USA'Boudoir' x R. simsii var simsii 'Gumpo Pink'
'Nancy Bullard', 1976, Pennington, R.W., , R. simsii var simsii 'Gumpo Pink' x R. indicum 'Okina-nishiki'
'Negligee', 1979, Wagner, D., , 'Maihime' x R. simsii var simsii 'Gumpo Pink'
'Nicola', 1964, Waterer (Bagshot), Surrey, England'Fidelio' x R. simsii var simsii 'Gumpo Red'
'Alabaster', 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Amoenum'
'Alexandria', 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Louise'
'Ambrosia' (photoClick to see more information


Ambrosia
), 1929, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x R.
'Bacchante', 1948, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Louise'
'Ballet Girl', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Kyumiyagimo'
'Bopeep', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Marta'
'Brangaene', 1949, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Alice'
'Burgundy', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Hinodegiri'
'Cantabile', 1948, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA'Splendens' x R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum'
'Cherry Spot', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Osakazuki'
'Constance', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Osakazuki'
'Dayspring' (photoClick to see more information


Dayspring
), 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Marta'
'Fantasy' (photoClick to see more information


Fantasy
), Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
'Splendens' x R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum'
'Festive', 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Ho-oden'
'Geisha', 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Miyagino'
'Isolde' (photoClick to see more information


Isolde
), 1949, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Alice'
'Kenwood' (photoClick to see more information


Kenwood
), 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Warai-gishi'
'Ladylove' (photoClick to see more information


Ladylove
), 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Osakazuki'
'Minstrel', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Willy'
'mucronatum x Vittatum', No hybridiser registered, , R. mucronatum var mucronatum x R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum'
'Pinkie', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Osakazuki'
'Quakeress' (photoClick to see more information


Quakeress
), 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. mucronatum var mucronatum x R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum'
'Samite' (photoClick to see more information


Samite
), 1941, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Kyumiyagimo'
'Sebastian', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Kyumiyagimo'
'Shannon', 1948, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Maxwellii'
'Tango', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x R.
'Velvet', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Osakazuki'
'Vittatum x Kagetsu', No hybridiser registered, , R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Kagetsu'
'Vittatum x Keisetsu', No hybridiser registered, , R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Keisetsu'
'Vittatum x mucronatum', No hybridiser registered, , R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x R. mucronatum var mucronatum
'Vittatum x Warai-gishi', No hybridiser registered, , R. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Warai-gishi'
'Volcan', 1947, Morrison, B.Y., Pass Christian, Mississippi, USAR. simsii var simsii 'Vittatum' x 'Hinodegiri'


Indirect involvement of R. simsii var simsii in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of simsii var simsii)
'Dream x Blizzard', unknown, , 'Dream' x 'Blizzard'
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