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Rh. 'Kaponga'
Rh. 'Kaponga'
A New Zealand hybrid bred by the late Bernard Hollard, 'Kaponga' has bright, clear red flowers that open from August onwards. Good foliage on a bush that is upright, but slow growing, to 2.0m+. (August-September)

Rh. 'Karen Triplet'
Rh 'Karen Triplet'
Pale yellow flowers, flushed deeper in the centre, are carried 10-12 to a truss. Compact and dense, grows to about 1.5m. Prefers some light shade in many areas, so do not plant in strong sunlight. (October)

Rh. 'Lady Dorothy Ella'
Rh. 'Lady Dorothy Ella
Thick, waxy flowers held in a loose umbel. Scented. Leaves deeply ridged, soft matt green. Open, somewhat straggly growth to 1.8-2.0m. Can be frost tender when young and in severe climates (October)


Rh. 'Lavender Queen'
Rh. 'Lavender Queen'
A small, round truss of lavender-blue flowers, slightly frilled. Vigorous grower to 1.5-1.8m. Said to be heat tolerant but less free flowering in hot climates. (October)

Rh. 'Lemon Lodge'
Rh 'Lemon Lodge'
A hybrid from Pukeiti, 'Lemon Lodge' is a treasure. The large, clear lemon yellow flowers (darker than shown here) open wide and have tiny spots in the throat. Mid-green, attractive foliage on a compact, neat bush growing to 1.5m in time. Best in light shade. Put it on your 'must have' list. (October)

Rh. 'Lem's 49'
Rh. 'Lem's 49'

Rh. 'Lem's Monarch'
Rh. 'Lem's Monarch'
Pale pink, sometimes almost white, flowers in very large, conical trusses are edged with a deeper pink. The thick, mid-green leaves are insect resistant and it will become a very sizeable plant of 3.0m+ in time. (October)

Rh. 'Lem's Stormcloud'
Rh. 'Lem's Stormcloud'
Deep maroon-red flowers with pale, almost white at the throat are carried in a rounded truss of about 16. Upright habit to about 2.0m. The leaves can appear a little yellow and this is off-putting to many. Prefers a site in light shade. (October)

Rh. 'Loderi Venus'
Rh. 'Loderi Venus'
There are many 'Loderi' crosses available. All have huge, pale pink or white flowers held in a loose truss of about 9-12, which opens from pink buds. All are fragrant and all are desirable, although you may find that they take several years to establish and begin to produce the abundant blossoms that are so lovely.

'Loderi King George' (white from deep pink buds), 'Patience' (white from pink buds), 'Pink Diamond'(pink from deeper buds) and 'Loderi Venus'(pale pink, as shown here) may be the best. Leaves are large, mid-green and slightly glaucous. Prefers a position in light shade, and, due to their eventual size, this means a woodland position. (October)

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