Rhododendron Day Dream Biscuit form
('Lady Bessborough' x R. giersonianum)
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5 ft (1.5 m). Leaves medium to large, narrow. Flower buds are rose-pink, flowers are orange-pink, orange-red in the throat, in rounded, loose clusters. The outer portion of the corolla "fades to a biscuit color" (Greer, 1996, p. 114). There is a Red form of this selection which apparenlty is less hardy (Greer, 1996).
- 5o F, mid-late, quality rating 3/3/3 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Sun to part shade. Developed by Rothschild. Award of Merit (English), 1940.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southwest Women's Center