Rhododendron Irene Bain


Rhododendron Irene Bain is a pale pink, fading to cream with a pink, frilly edge, very dainty. Compact plant. Height 1m Flowering in October. Thrip resistant.

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Introducing the enchanting Irene Bain Rhododendron, a testament to delicate beauty and resilient charm. This dainty wonder showcases pale pink flowers that gracefully fade to white, adorned with a frilly pink edge, creating an ethereal and captivating sight. Its compact nature adds to its allure, making it an ideal choice for smaller gardens or as a stunning addition to mixed shrub borders.

Fun Fact: The Irene Bain Rhododendron is not only a visual delight but also a resilient warrior against thrips, thanks to its indumentum. Plants with ‘yak’ in their parentage, like this one—degronianum ssp yakushimanum crossed with the May Day Group—are known for their natural resistance to thrips damage, making them an invaluable asset in gardens, especially in regions prone to thrip infestations.

Flowering from October, this rhododendron lends its charm to the spring-to-summer transition, gracing gardens with its delicate blooms just as nature awakens. Its exquisite flowers coupled with its stunning foliage create a picturesque display that captivates the eye.

With a minimum height of around 1 meter after a decade of growth, the Irene Bain Rhododendron presents itself as a compact yet impactful addition to any landscape. Its resilient nature and adaptability to various soil types, coupled with its relatively low-maintenance needs, make it an attractive choice for both seasoned gardeners and novices alike.

Whether planted as a standalone specimen or incorporated into mixed plantings, this rhododendron’s charm and resilience shine through, offering a touch of elegance and practicality to gardens.

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