(Imagine a fanfare at this point)
The bronze envelope has been opened and in 3rd place is…..
This gorgeous little rhodo flowered its heart out this year winning “Plant of the month” for March. In a very competitive month, going up against the big boys like R.macabeanum and the Magnolias R.spinuliferum shone through. Plus it reminded me of when I saw it in flower on the hillsides outside of Tengchong in Yunnan in 2012.