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Kalmia latifolia 'Red Bandit'


photo: Richard 'Dick' Cavender

    Parentage
  • Female: unnamed pink bud
  • Male: x self
    Origin
  • controlled cross
    Hybridizer
  • Richard 'Dick' Cavender
  • named by Richard 'Dick' Cavender
    Size
  • total: slow, 8 - 10 ft in 27 Years
    Habit
  • upright, crowded
    Flower
  • Colour: Bas colour = Red Purple 62 A, Band = spots on petals Red-Purple 61 A
  • Shape: the corolla is slightly upcurved when open with 5 distinct lobes
  • Size: 19 mm wide, 15 mm tall 3-5 clusters per truss, 3 -5 Flowers per cluster
    Bud
  • 6 mm wide, mostly Red 54 B with darker mottling
    Foliage
  • Shape: elliptic, base: cuneate tip: acute
  • Colour: green
  • Size: from 19 - 33 mm wide and 50 - 95 mm long
    Year of
  • Crossing: 1982
  • Naming: 2007
  • Introduction: 2009
  • Registration: 2010
    Comments
  • RHS colour chart 1966 edition; Richard Cavender grew seed from the American Rhododendron Society Seed Exchange, Seed Lot 1982 # 1270. The cross is described as Kalmia latifolia pink bud, hand pollinated by Dr. Henry R.Schroeder, Jr. Evansville, Indiana USA
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