Native Region: India, China
Rhododendron mekongense 'rubrolineatum'
Zone Range: 6-9
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 18 January, 2009
Seed count: 40-50
Broadly upright semi-evergreen shrub with obovate leaves and funnel-campanulate, creamy yellow flowers lined and flushed rose on the outside. Height 3 feet.
Rhododendron seeds, small and delicate as they may appear, require scarification to break through the tough seed coat, as this allows moisture in to enter the seed and begin the germination process. See detailed instructions in the article "Starting Rhododendron Seeds" at www.plantexplorers.com/vandusen/articles.
Grow in moist, well-drained humusy acidic soil in part shade. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.