Rhododendron 'Mrs. Furnival' (R. griffithianum hybrid × R. caucasicum hybrid)
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4 ft (1.2 m), slow growing, upright, dense, rounded. Leaves drooping, elliptic-to oblong-obovate, 10 x 4.5 cm, rounded at apex, dark green. Flowers are light rosy-pink with a very conspicuous red blotch on the upper petal, funnel-campanulate with a short tube, 7.5 cm wide, 17 per conical cluster. (Sometimes confused with 'Mrs. G.W. Leak', which flowers 2 weeks earlier and has a darker blotch.)
- -15o F, mid, 5/3-4/3-4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Sun or part shade, heat tolerant.
- Released in about 1920 by Anthony Waterer, and named for his sister Mrs. Charles John Furnival.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast corner of Memorial Union.