Tall Hybrid Rhododendrons

Our best selling Rhododendrons, ideal for hedges and large displays, growing to 125-200cm in 10 years

Our best selling range of rhododendrons with large flowers, blooming from January to July. These Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons are ideal for hedging, screening or planting within borders. Typical height after 10 years will be between 140 - 200 cm.

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 Albert Schweitzer  AGM
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Rhododendron Albert Schweitzer AGM
Lovely deep pink buds open to rosy-pink flowers with a dark reddish blotch in late May. This is a tough and hardy variety with an upright habit. It is named after Albert Schweitzer, the missionary working in Africa. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. This is a great tough plant that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening, tough variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
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Rhododendron AzurroRhododendron Azurro
Rhododendron Azurro
Distinctive frilly edged purple flowers with a darker blotch. This stunner flowers in late May to early June. It is a very tough plant with a great compact habit. We are very keen on this plant because it has proven to be particuarly reliable, just like it's parent Purple Splendour. Height 150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden...
£24.95

Rhododendron BelamiRhododendron Belami
Rhododendron Belami
Stunning white flowers with prominent red speckled blotch on the upper lobe. A dense ball type truss of 12 flowers, each being funnel shaped measuring 50-60 x 80-96mm - a real gem. Starting in mid May, the flowers open pale pink with a darker blotch, but quickly change to white with the striking red blotch. This is a tough award winning plant with dark green foliage from Hachmann in Northern Germany....
£24.95
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Rhododendron Beverley Lear
****New to be launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Plants available Autumn 2019**** (H5) Purple buds open to light purplish pink bell shaped flowers in a flat topped truss, with a few dark red spots, deeper on the outside. Late May to mid June, and slightly scented. Large flat and glossy green leaves with a very thin indumentum on the undersides. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid...
£29.95

Rhododendron Blue HawaiiRhododendron Blue Hawaii
Rhododendron Blue Hawaii
Frilly edged and large good violet blue flowers fading to pale lavender in the throat, with a greenish blotch and bronze spotting. This plant is very floriferous in May and has a broad habit. Height 150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Lovely flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Open. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: 'Blue Ensign'(s) X 'Purple Splendour'. Hybridization...
£26.95
Rhododendron Choremia EX9503 AGM
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Rhododendron Choremia EX9503 AGM
(H5) Waxy bell shaped, crimson scarlet flowers during February and March. Neat dark foliage, with silvery grey indumentum. Forms a compact plant as wide as high. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.
£26.95

Rhododendron Coronation DayRhododendron Coronation Day
Rhododendron Coronation Day
Pale pink scented flowers with a dark crimson blotch, in a large upright truss flowering in May. This plant has a tall habit and performs best in light woodland, preferring some shade. It is sensitive to wind. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: large fragrant flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade, needs careful site selection. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid...
£26.95
Rhododendron CosmopolitanRhododendron Cosmopolitan
Rhododendron Cosmopolitan
Lovely light pink flowers, fading to paler pink with a deep red flare in a rounded truss that flower in early May. This is a broad, dense plant with a neat habit and good glossy green foliage. This gorgeous plant shows a tendency to flower again in the Autumn. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening and occasional Autumn flowering. Easy to grow. Ideal...
£26.95

Rhododendron Cunningham's WhiteRhododendron Cunningham's White
Rhododendron Cunningham's White
Mauve buds open to white flowers with a pale yellow eye in early May. With delicate small flowers, it is a very tough dense plant which is good for screening and difficult positions. Cunninghams White is also tolerant of neutral/slightly alkaline soil. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. If you have a difficult position this...
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Rhododendron Delta
Rhododendron Delta
(H6) Large trusses of wide phlox purple flowers with pale green-brown dorsal blotch. Free flowering in May and good in sun or shade. Large and dense growing in habit. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. This is a great tough plant that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening, tough variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations. Habit:...
£24.95

Rhododendron Diva Group
Rhododendron Diva Group
(H5) Deep reddish pink flowers, speckled brown, in spherical truss during June. A useful late flowering mound shaped R. griersonianum hybrid from Exbury. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils. Named by Lionel de Rothschild at Exbury in 1936Awards: RHS Award of Merit 1937
£26.95
Rhododendron Douggie Betteridge
Rhododendron Douggie Betteridge
****New to be launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019**** (H5) Pink in bud, opening to soft pink funnel shaped flowers, flushed with shades of pale cream on the inside, and deeper pink on the outside. May flowering. Named for the long-serving Head Gardener at Exbury. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils. Raised by Edmund de Rothschild at Exbury Gardens, pre 1970R. fortunei x R....
£29.95

Rhododendron English Roseum
Rhododendron English Roseum
Attractive mauvey pink flowers in May-June on a very useful easy to grow plant. It tolerates heat and cold and is a dense and vigorous grower that can get very large. An ideal plant for hedging and screening. A reliable plant for difficult places. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage:...
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Rhododendron Eurydice
Rhododendron Eurydice
(H5) White flower delicately tinged, pale rosy pink with crimson blotch. April-May flowering. A tall growing plant with an upright habit, raised by Lionel de Rothschild at Exbury Gardens. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. An interesting hybrid between R. arboreum cinnamomeum var album X Loderi Group.Introduced and received Award of Merit 1939. Recommended for: Choice feature plant for woodland...
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Rhododendron Fabia (FCC form) AGM
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Rhododendron Fabia (FCC form) AGM
This is one of our favourite orange plants. It has deep orange bell-shaped flowers in loose trusses during May. A compact growing plant, which is best in a light shadey position. The underside of the leaves have a fawn suede-like indumentum underneath. Height 120-140cm in 10 years. Recommended for: pretty flowers and great foliage. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade. Habit: Open. Group:...
£24.95
Rhododendron Fabia Waterer
Rhododendron Fabia Waterer
Gorgeous pink bell-shaped flowers shaded orange in June which has medium-dark green leaves with a light indumentum on the underside. This is Waterer's later flowering version of Fabia which is much pinker, but extends the flowering period with the same delightful characteristics. Again best in light shade. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: pretty flowers and great foliage. Plantsman...
£24.95

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Rhododendron Fay Norman
(H6) Yellow pink flowers opening greenish white, with yellow flush at the base, in an open topped truss during mid May. R. campylocarpum x decorum hybrid raised at Ramster Gardens with an open habit. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Raised in 1937 by Lady Norman, daughter of the first Lord Aberconway, and Registered in 2007 by her granddaughter Miranda Gunn who has always admired it growing in the gardens...
£26.95
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Rhododendron Fiona Lansdowne
(H5) NEW! Deep pink flowers in an upright truss with wine red spotting on the upper lobe. May. Upright bushy habit. Named for the wife of Lord Lansdowne at Bowood House. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. This is a hybrid between Rhododendron Kewense and Maxwell T. Masters; the Kewense giving a slight scent to the flowers.
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Rhododendron FirelightRhododendron Firelight
Rhododendron Firelight
Beautiful and distinctive cream coloured flowers heavily speckled with red, with a prominent calyx giving an almost double flowered effect. This is an old variety that blooms in May. Height 120cm in 10 years. Recommended for: distinctive flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: unknown. Hybridization date: pre 2000...
£26.95
Rhododendron Gartendirektor Rieger  AGM
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Rhododendron Gartendirektor Rieger AGM
Lovely open trusses of cream flowers that are flushed pink with red spotting appear in early May. This plant is floriferous, vigorous and fairly compact with interesting rounded foliage that grows wider than tall. It does like some sun for good blooming. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.Also known as Gartendirektor Walter Rieger. We believe the plant was named after Walter Rieger, the Garden Director of...
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Rhododendron Golden Fleece
Rhododendron Golden Fleece
Large wide golden yellow wavy-edged flowers with a deeper centre, early May. A lovely glowing colour, which performs best in light shade. Large slightly rounded leaves, Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Glowing colour in light shade. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Sheltered woodland, dappled shade. Habit: open bush, not dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: Goldsworth...
£26.95
Rhododendron Golden Splendour
Rhododendron Golden Splendour
This is a special plant that was bred by Ted Millais to extend the yellow flowering season. Flowering in July, it has deep golden yellow trumpet shaped blooms with a red blotch. A truely sensational plant with an upright and open habit. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). Recommended for: Late stunning yellow...
£29.95

Rhododendron Goldika
Rhododendron Goldika
Extremely attractive large bright yellow flowers with a showy red eye in late May and early June. This plant has bright green oval leaves. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). Recommended for: stunning yellow flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade, needs careful site selection. Habit: Open. Group:...
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Rhododendron GoldinettaRhododendron Goldinetta
Rhododendron Goldinetta
This is a stunning NEW yellow plant from Hachmann in Germany. It has clear deep yellow flowers without any markings, flowering in May with lovely deep green leaves. A very tough plant that is completely winter hardy in the UK. Height 150cm, spreading a little wider, in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions). Recommended for lovely yellow...
£149.00

Rhododendron Goldkrone  AGMRhododendron Goldkrone  AGM
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Rhododendron Goldkrone AGM
With superb, floriferous intense golden-yellow flowers and ruby-red speckling on upper lobes, this plant is very free flowering in May. A compact and hardy plant with rounded slightly curling leaves. It has a compact mound type habit. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. The English translation is Gold Crown.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). ...
£26.95
Rhododendron Gomer Waterer  AGMRhododendron Gomer Waterer  AGM
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Rhododendron Gomer Waterer AGM
Lovely rosy-lilac buds open to pinky-white flowers flushed mauve pink at the edges with a distinctive yellow-brown flare. This plant is a well proven older variety that flowers in early June. It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. If you have a difficult position this is definitely the plant for you. Vigorous and tolerating sun, heat and wind and shade,...
£23.95

Rhododendron GraffitoRhododendron Graffito
Rhododendron Graffito
NEW. This fantastic plant was bred by Hans Hachmann in Northern Germany. It has lovely white flowers with a prominent wine red flare on the upper lobe in late May. Particularly hardy with attractive dark green glossy leaves. Height 150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Tough with dinstinctive flower and great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid...
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Rhododendron Halfdan Lem  AGMRhododendron Halfdan Lem  AGM
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Rhododendron Halfdan Lem AGM
This one is a real stunner! Huge red flowers that have darker spotting that last well in the shade but fade to pink in the sun. Flowering in May it has handsome thick dark leaves and striking red buds in the winter. It has an upright habit and prefers plenty of light. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower and red buds. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
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Rhododendron Horizon Monarch  AGMRhododendron Horizon Monarch  AGM
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Rhododendron Horizon Monarch AGM
This is another of our favourites - lovely red buds open to large pale yellow flowers with pink tones and a small vivid red flare. Flowering in May this is an exceptional hybrid with a strong growing habit, it is dense and compact and has fabulous deep green foliage. Height 150-180cm in 10 years, slightly wider than it is in height.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage...
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Rhododendron Jeanne Church
Rhododendron Jeanne Church
(H5) Large rounded trusses of pale yellow flowers with pink flush, and 3 red flares at the base. Early May flowering. An unusual NZ hybrid between R. mabeanum and Unique, displaying the compact habit of Unique and the big leaves of macabeanum. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil. Grown and introduced by the New Zealand Rhododendron Association, and registered in 1982.
£29.95

Rhododendron KabarettRhododendron Kabarett
Rhododendron Kabarett
Very attractive plant that has pretty frilled edge, wide open lilac flowers that are paler in the centre with a prominent wine-red blotch. It flowers in late May to early June. From Hachmann's Nursery in Northern Germany, it is very hardy to -24C. A great tough compact plant that will grow wider than tall. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Also known as 'Hachmann's Kabarett'. Recommended for: Tough...
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Rhododendron Kokardia
Rhododendron Kokardia
Striking frilled lavender pink flowers with a prominent wine red blotch. Flowering in May this lovely plant has glossy green leaves. It is a dense plant that grows wider than tall. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: 'Humboldt' (s) X 'Direktor E. Hjelm'. Hybridization...
£149.00

Rhododendron Lem's Monarch  AGMRhododendron Lem's Monarch  AGM
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Rhododendron Lem's Monarch AGM
Probably one of the best American hybrids ever. This plant is red in bud opening to huge superb pink flower trusses, with red edging fading to pale pink. It is a truely striking, choice, dense plant. Lems Monarch is stunning in late May and early June. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening and stunning flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£24.95
Rhododendron Lodauric IcebergRhododendron Lodauric Iceberg
Rhododendron Lodauric Iceberg
Heavily scented frilled white flowers in large trusses in June. This is a superb tall tree-like plant with long leaves. Ideally suitable for sheltered woodland. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Later flowering and scent. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Sheltered woodland, dappled shade. Habit: Treelike. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: Loderi Group (s) X...
£29.95

Rhododendron Marcel Menard AGMRhododendron Marcel Menard AGM
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Rhododendron Marcel Menard AGM
Deep purple violet flowers, with prominent greenish speckling in the throat. Flowering late May to early June this is an old but particularly tough variety with clean dark green foliage. Height 140-160 cm in 10 years.Also known as Monsieur Marcel Menard. Recommended for: Striking flower and tough. Easy to grow Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
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Rhododendron Markeeta's Prize  AGMRhododendron Markeeta's Prize  AGM
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Rhododendron Markeeta's Prize AGM
Fine large bright scarlet flowers with darker spots. Flowering in early May it has thick dark green foliage on a tall upright plant. Markeetas Prize is one of the best reds available but we do recommend partial shade to prevent the blooms from fading. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.This is a great tough plant that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: One of the best reds. Easy to...
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Rhododendron Midnight Beauty
Rhododendron Midnight Beauty
(H6) Almost black buds open to dark burgundy red flowers with a darker blotch, wavy edge and cream coloured anther. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: Tough variety and stunning colour.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations.• Habit: Can be thin so plant with other Rhododendrons.• Group: Hardy Hybrid.• Parentage: ‘Frank...
£195.00
Rhododendron Molten Gold
Rhododendron Molten Gold
NEW! Mauve flowers in late May. We think this is the best variegated rhododendron available. It has eye catching foliage, with a bright bold golden yellow flash in the centre of the leaf. The variegation is much more stable than other varieties, and it rarely reverts to green. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Variegated foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Dappled shade. Habit:...
£26.95

Rhododendron Mrs T.H. Lowinsky  AGMRhododendron Mrs T.H. Lowinsky  AGM
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Rhododendron Mrs T.H. Lowinsky AGM
Mauve buds open to orchid pink and fade to white with a conspicuous and distinctive orange blotch in June. Mrs T H Lowinsky is a very hardy and fast growing plant. Height 180-200cm in 10 years.She is ideal for hedging and screening. Vigorous and tolerant of heat.Also known as Mrs Tom H. Lowinsky. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
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Rhododendron Muncaster Mist
Rhododendron Muncaster Mist
(H4) Lovely pale lavender flowers, fading to white in the centre of each petal, with a crimson throat and slight speckling on the upper petal. Mid to late April flowering. Height 150cm in 10 years.
£29.95

Rhododendron Newcomb's SweetheartRhododendron Newcomb's Sweetheart
Rhododendron Newcomb's Sweetheart
Delightful, scented clear pink frilled flowers with a claret-rose blotch in large upright trusses. Flowering in May, Newcombs Sweetheart has a vigorous and dense habit and will make a large plant, growing wider than tall. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Good foliage and lovely fragrant flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
£26.95
Rhododendron Nova ZemblaRhododendron Nova Zembla
Rhododendron Nova Zembla
Wonderful dark red flowers with darker spotting during late May to early June. These can fade to deep pink in strong sun. Great dark green foliage on a sturdy upright plant. Good for hedging and screening. It is also heat and sun tolerant, and very hardy. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group:...
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Rhododendron OliviaRhododendron Olivia
Rhododendron Olivia
****New to be launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Plants available Autumn 2019**** Deep pink in bud opening to white with a creamy yellow centre and yellow speckles. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. A choice new variety raised by George Hyde and named by his daughter Rosemary Legrand, named as part of a collection with Shakespearian names. Recommended for: Specimen plant. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
£54.95
Rhododendron President RooseveltRhododendron President Roosevelt
Rhododendron President Roosevelt
(H6) Conical trusses of bright red flowers fading to white in the centre. May. Probably the most popular variegated variety. Thick glossy leaves with bold flashes of bright yellow. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Needs shelter from wind.
£26.95

Rhododendron Prinses Maxima
Rhododendron Prinses Maxima
(H6) NEW! Cream coloured double flowers, with prominent red spotting over all the lobes. Mid to late May flowering. A very hardy plant from Tijs Huisman, in Northern Holland. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year, 2016. One of 3 plants entered by Millais Nurseries that reached the top 20 selections of the Show!This is a very complicated cross involving...
£24.95
Rhododendron Purple PassionRhododendron Purple Passion
Rhododendron Purple Passion
Wonderful large reddish purple flowers (50 x 75mm) with a white blotch and purple spots, and darker at the edges, 12-16 flowers on a ball shaped truss. Flowering in late May this is a good hardy plant with pest and disease resistant foliage. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: reliable hardy plant. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. vase shaped. Group:...
£325.00

Rhododendron Purple SplendourRhododendron Purple Splendour
Rhododendron Purple Splendour
Very striking deep royal purple frilled flowers with black markings in the throat flowering in late May and June. Good glossy foliage and suitable for some sun or light shade. It is a bit more slow growing than others but has a nice upright habit. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: great purple flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid...
£23.95
Rhododendron Queen Elizabeth IIRhododendron Queen Elizabeth II
Rhododendron Queen Elizabeth II
Lovely glowing trusses of clear primrose yellow funnel shaped flowers 30 x 115mm in early-mid May. This is a vigorous strong growing plant of fairly upright open habit. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). It also needs some shelter. Recommended as a nice vigorous plant with pretty flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal...
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