Rhododendron The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague (R. griffithianum × unknown)
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5 ft (1.5 m), compact branching, spreading, wider than tall. Leaves oblanceolate-elliptic, 19 x 6 cm, dark green, often not flat but V-shaped. Flowers are bright scarlet, with some black speckling, funnel-campanulate, wavy-edge, 7 cm wide, about 10 per dome shaped cluster.
5o F, mid, 4/4/4 [flower/ plant & foliage/ performance; scale 1 (poor) 5 (best)]. Sun tolerant, part shade.
- Developed by C.B. van Nes & Sons nursery, Boskoop, Holland, before 1940, registered in 1958. All new red rhododendrons are judged against this old, well-known, popular standard.
- Registered as The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague but usually referred to as Jean Marie de Montague or simply Jean Marie.
- Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of Gilmore Hall.