Rhododendron 'Ken Janeck'
Ken Janeck Rhododendron
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 3 ft (0.9 m) in 10 years, compact, mounding, spreading, nearly twice as wide as tall. Leaves oblanceolate, acute apex, recurved, dark green with thick indumentum beneath. Flower pink fading to white, upper lobe spotted green, openly funnel-shaped, about 6 cm across, in compact clusters of about 15 or so flowers.
- -15°F, early-mid; quality rating: 5/5/4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)]. Nearly full Sun to light shade. Received the Great Plant Picks award of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, Seattle.
- A "Yak Rhododendron" and often listed as a seedling of Rhododendron yakushimanum, or now more correctly Rhododendron degronianum ssp. yakushimanum. There is some debate as to whether it is a variety of the species or perhaps is a hybrid containing R. smirnowii or another species (Amer. Rhododendron Soc.). The cultivar was selected by Kenneth Janeck of Tacoma, Washington and introduced in 1965. Considered one of the best Yak Rhododendron and received the A. R. Society's Award of Excellence in 1969.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden.