Rhododendron edgeworthii CCHH8016 webMy plant of the month for May is… (Another Rhododendron, well it is the 100th anniversary of the “Rhododendron society. Which is now the RHS Rhododendron, camellia and magnolia group)

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. It does grow 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).