A low growing Rhododendron with white, large flowers, 7-10 in inflorescences – exquisite.
Extensively used as a medicinal plant as well.
Images: Rhododendron caucasicum
Germination: got this advice for someone very knowledgeable – thank you! Of course, those who don’t use indoor lights for winter growing can follow the procedure in the spring.
“fill pot with coarse peat, sterilize with boiling water, drain well on paper towel, place in a plastic bag and cool overnight. Surface sow and seal bag under lights. When 2nd TRUE leaf has developed they can easily be moved as they have a brief dormancy at this stage and have capacity to make lots of new roots. Pot in a suitable mix singly or a few in say a 4″ pot.. Should grow fast under fluorescents”.