Rhododendron 'Pink Walloper'
Common name: 
Pink Walloper Rhododendron
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
‘Lem's Monarch’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 6 ft (1.8 m), dense, wider than tall.  Leaves alternate, simple, large, dark green, often with reddish petioles.  Flowers pink with darker edge, in large, heavy clusters (15 cm or more).
  • - 5°F, mid, quality rating 4-5/4-5/4-5 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].  Sun or moderate shade.
  • According to Greer (1996) this is the same plant as 'Lem's Monarch'.   It was apparently discovered by Dr. Frank Mossman in the hybrids of Halfdan Lem during a visit to Mr. Lem.
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