R. pachysanthum

My early-Spring report in response to questions on a previous blogpost. Rhododendron pachysanthum is one of a trio of special rhododendrons grouped close together in Bannerman Park, in Gore. This one had gorgeous cinnamon-coloured young foliage at the time, back in summer (16th January). I promised fellow bloggers Ann and Ellen I’d try to return to see what the flowers are like.. seeing as we popped in on Sunday I made a bee-line for the trio. Southland, New Zealand.


The name-label photo has to be shared.. see the daffodils!

The flower buds of R. pachysanthum 18 September

R. pachysanthum photographed by Nigel in the summer (cinnamon colour)

What a difference a couple of seasons make! ~from Rhodo Trio~


Text by Liz, photos by Liz except 3rd pic by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2022)

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  1. Oh, that is going to be a lovely vibrant pink when it opens! You realise that we’re going to want you to go back again when it’s fully open, don’t you? Hehe! (But it will be worth it. 🙂 )

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