Lovely trio of contrasting foliage, all three plants are Rhododendrons! Bannerman Park in Gore has an important collection of cool-climate Rhododendrons which is still being expanded.. although I didn’t know that until I read it in a local paper a few days ago. These photos were taken by Nigel on the same afternoon as my photos from yesterdays post, same site and plants.
Gore, Southland, New Zealand. 16 January 2022.
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From the left:
~ R. pseudochrysanthum
~ R. orbiculare
~ R. pachysanthum
~ above the cinnamon-coloured foliage: R. sidereum
Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2022)