24 July 2019

Rhododendron 'Pernilla'

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Rhododendron 'Pernilla'

Evergreen shrub from the group of grandiflorum rhododendrons with a dense, erect habit, reaching 1.8 m in height after ten years of cultivation. Leaves are elongated, leathery and mat dark green. Creates spherical, magnificent inflorescences at the tops of shoots composed of several white, funnel-shaped flowers, with pink buds. The top petal of each flower is decorated with brown-orange spots. Golden pollen bags suspended on white strands of stamens are visible in the center of each flower.

The shrub requires acidic soils, preferably humus, peat, having a pH in the range 3.5-4.5, constantly moist, partially shaded positions. Good frost resistance (zone 5b).

The shrub is recommended for growing in home gardens, parks and urban greenery.

Cultivar obtained by Kristian Theqvist. Introduced to the market in 2017.

Applicant: Gospodarstwo Szkółkarskie CIEPŁUCHA, ul. Górna 50, 95-050 Konstantynów Łódzki, Poland