Plants and Their People – Rhododendron augustinii

Rhododendron augustinii

An early purple flowering rhododendron of slender shape to 6’. Named after the British-born Irish plantsman and Chinese plant explorer Augustine Henry (1857-1930). He sent back over 15,000 dry plant specimens and seeds; of the 12 plants named in his honor, the KBG garden has this example and one more. It does best in dappled shade and slightly moist soil.

2022-04-26T10:14:29+00:00April 26th, 2022|