Saville Form of R. maddenii
Perfumed flowers that should be bottled and named. This form of the species R. maddenii came to me as the 'Saville' form. It has won Best Fragrant rhododendron at our local Rhododendron Chapter Flower Show more than once. The plant will grow quite large, but can be pruned to keep smaller. The flowers are quite long, five lobed, and trumpet shaped. They are white with a yellow throat and pink of the back sides. The leaves are a shiny medium green and are about 5 inches long.
Rare Variety – This variety is difficult to find anywhere due to these reasons
These tender varieties are rare because they do not have a wide enough audience due to their lack of hardiness and are overlooked by the big growers.
Singing Tree Gardens has made these rare varieties our passion and remain committed to producing them for future generations. Currently we are the only source in the USA for these tender, FRAGRANT plants.