Rhododendron edgeworthii CCHH8016 webMy plant of the month for May is…

Rhododendron edgeworthii CCHH 8016
A species collected on the Shweli-Salween divide, Burma, that has the thickest, darkest orange-brown indumentum (Small hairs on the underside of the leaves). It is a strikingly beautiful form with its stunning foliage and its very large, scented, waxy white-tinged pink flowers. a truly stunning plant.
Tender and requiring dappled shade and very good drainage. Apparently best grown in a pot which can be brought in to a frost free environment in cold winters (we are lucky, In Cornwall, that we are mild enough for her to happily grow outside).