Rhododendron 'Mrs. Furnival'
Common name: 
Mrs. Furnival Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.)
  • -15°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.
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