Tour of Parks' Hybrids
Rhododendron 'Cherokee Big Peach' (Parks)
Picture by Joe Parks
Parentage: (Exbury seedling X atlanticum) x ('Chelsea Reach' x viscosum)Flower Peak: June 4 in Dover, NHHeight: 6.25 feetFragrance: moderateNotes: This is a fast growing plant. Flowers and leaves are large and of very heavy substance exceeding that of many elepidote rhododendrons. New stems are almost as thick as a lead pencil. This cross was treated with colchicine, possibly a tetraploid.