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Rh. 'Bernice Baker'
Rh. 'Bernice Baker'

Rh. 'Bibiani'
Rh. 'Bibiani'
An early, deep red rhododendron with waxy flowers with maroon spots in dense rounded truss of 11-15. Leaves dark green and very glossy. Vigorous upright plant growing to 2.5m and as wide. Protect from wind and not suited to very cold areas. (September)

Rh. 'Blue Diamond'
Rh. 'Blue Diamond'
One of the most popular 'blue' rhododendrons, violet-blue flowers are carried on an upright, dense bush that will reach 1.5m. Bronze-green on a hardy plant but can be susceptible to leaf-roller caterpillar. Can plant in full sun. (September)

Rh. 'Blue Peter'
Rh. 'Blue Peter'
A popular 'blue' rhododendron with frilly flowers in pale lavender blue with a purple flare carried in a tight truss of about 15 flowers. A spreading, rather sprawly shrub growing to about 1.5m, which can suffer leave damage from insects. (October)

Rh. 'Blue River'
Rh. 'Blue River'
Not really a 'blue' rhododendron as the prolific flowers are pale lavender and spotted in a truss of about 17. A good, rounded, neat habit to about 1.5m, although not a strong bush. (October)

Rh. 'Bowbells'
Rh. 'Bowbells'
A popular williamsianum hybrid although there are many newer and stronger bushes now available (e.g. Rh. 'Reve Rose'). Deep pink in bud, the flowers a cup-shaped and light pink in lax, hanging trusses of four to seven flowers. The lovely new foliage is red-tinged. To about 1.0m and compact, although bushes planted in shade can become drawn and scruffy. Do not plant in strong sunlight not add fertiliser as it dislikes both intensely.

Rh. 'Bronze Wings'
Rh. 'Bronze Wings'
A bushy plant to 1.0m that carries a flat truss of white, cream-centred flowers edged with pink. An Australian hybrid that is suited to equivalent areas in New Zealand. (September)

Rh. 'Bruce Bretchbill'
Rh. 'Bruce Bretchbill'
A sport of the popular Rh. 'Unique', Rh. 'Bruce Brecthbill' has pale pink flowers with a yellow throat, carried 10-12 to each rounded truss. A very compact bush to about 1.5m, and with attractive, rounded shiny leaves. (September)

Rh. 'Bumble Bee'
Rh. 'Bumble Bee'
Deep purple flowers with a darker blotch in the throat, held in a truss of 7-15. A very hardy bush with dark green, pointed leaves. (October)

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