From the world famous Exbury Estate, and hybridized by Lionell de Rothchild in the 1930's, this cultivar is still in demand today due to its excellent qualities. The foliage is somewhat rounded on the ends, is an attractive medium green, and has purple leaf petioles, making it one of the most attractive rhododendrons ever produced. The large rounded shrub blooms in April/May with light pink flowers with a kiss of yellow, creating a soft glow. The flowers are also quite fragrant. Difficult to propagate, so small numbers of plants are realized every year. Likes a partially shaded site.