INKARHO Lime-tolerant Rhododendrons

These are the plants which we have featured in our recent RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibits, with extensive reporting on the BBC Chelsea TV programme. Interest from new customers around the country has been exceptional, and gardeners have been delighted to learn that they can now grow their favourite plants on most garden soils.

The revolutionary new "Inkarho" lime tolerant rootstock is particularly recommended for growing Rhododendrons on neutral clay soils, up to pH7. This patented rootstock was developed from a Rhododendron growing in a German lime quarry, and has been the subject of an extensive 20 year breeding and testing programme. These plants are grown under licence in Germany, and enable choice hardy hybrids and yakushimanum varieties to be grafted on the rootstock and grown in a much wider range of soil types than ever before. They are hungry plants and require more feeding than other Rhododendrons to keep their foliage a healthy dark green. We recommend our own recipe Millais slow release fertilizer and plenty of good Ericaceous compost for best performance.

Please note that some of these plants are broader than they are in height, and that the specimen sizes (eg 90-100cm) are measured by the larger of the height or width.

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Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka INKARHO
Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Striking bright red buds open to gorgeous rosey pink flowers in late May. A lovely very hardy yakushimanum hybrid that has attractive dark green foliage. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£349.00
Rhododendron (yak) Dreamland  AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Dreamland AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! This plant has very pretty pale pink flowers with darker edges. It flowers in May and has wonderful stiff green leaves with pale undersides. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. This plant is one of our most popular sellers and is consistently reliable.Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy...
£225.00

Rhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHORhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! This tough little plant has red buds opening to ruby pink, ruffled flowers with a paler centre in May. It has good foliage and is wind, sun and cold tolerant. Height 80-120cm in 10 years. Also known as Hachmann's Polaris. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Ideal for containers and small gardens. A tough variety that is easy...
from £325.00
Rhododendron (yak) Schneekrone AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Schneekrone AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Beautiful white flowers tinged soft pink and spotted ruby red, in a ball shaped truss. Flowering in May we think this is one of the best white yaks (compact Rhododendrons) for cold climates. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. The English translation is Snow Crown, and it certainly has a majestic flower! Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
£225.00

Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault INKARHO
Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault INKARHO
(H7) Long lasting lilac purple flowers with few markings. Late May flowering in a dense truss. A vigorous, very tough old variety, dating from before 1850, and hardy to -30C. Height 175-200cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Tolerant...
from £375.00
Rhododendron Constanze INKARHO
Rhododendron Constanze INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Lovely rose pink flowers, paler in the throat, with wine red spotting on upper lobe. Flowering in late May this is a very hardy plant from Hachmann's Nursery in Northern Germany which grows wider than high. Height 140 -160cm in 10 years. Registered name is Hachmann's Constanze.Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
from £395.00

Rhododendron Dufthecke Lilac INKARHO
Rhododendron Dufthecke Lilac INKARHO
Available on the Inkarho rootstock! Lilac purple opening to lilac and flowering in April-May. It has fragrant flowers on a plant of neat compact growth with attractive shiney leaves. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. This one is ideal for hedging and screening. The German translation of Dufthecke is fragrant hedge! Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Hedging/screening...
from £249.00
Rhododendron Dufthecke Rose INKARHO
Rhododendron Dufthecke Rose INKARHO
Available on the Inkarho rootstock! Deep pink in bud opening to attractive pale pink flowers in early May. It has fragrant flowers on a plant of neat compact growth with attractive shiney leaves. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. This one is ideal for hedging and screening. The German translation of Dufthecke is fragrant hedge! Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
from £249.00

Rhododendron Dufthecke White INKARHO
Rhododendron Dufthecke White INKARHO
Available on the Inkarho rootstock! Intense lilac in bud, opening to creamy-white flowers with a pale rose-lilac edging. The beautifully scented flowers change gracefully to icy white in April-May. It has nice glossy pale green leaves on a plant of neat compact growth. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.This one is ideal for hedging and screening. The German translation is fragrant hedge! Plant with plenty...
£649.00
Rhododendron Furnivall's Daughter AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron Furnivall's Daughter AGM INKARHO
This is a popular and very showy plant with bright pink flowers and a large strawberry red flare, in a full conical truss. It is free flowering in May to June. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Furnivall's Daughter can be a bit weak on its own roots, so grafting onto the strong Inkarho rootstock is ideal. Sometimes spelt incorrectly as Furnival's Daughter. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost...
£249.00

Rhododendron Roseum Elegans INKARHO
Rhododendron Roseum Elegans INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Beautiful lavender flowers fading to pink, with reddish brown spotting. Flowering in late May early June this lovely old hybrid has olive green foliage. It tolerates sun, heat and cold and is a dense and vigorous grower. It is ideal for windbreaks or hedging and screening. Height 180cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
from £325.00