Rhododendron 'The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague'
Common name: 
Jean Marie Rhododendron
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • 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.
  • - 5°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.
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  • plant habit and buds, before flowering

    plant habit and buds, before flowering

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower cluster and leaves

    flower cluster and leaves

  • flowers


  • flowers and leaves

    flowers and leaves