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The seed list for ARS 2003 Seed Exchange

Kristian Theqvist, Finland, 5b

  1. R. tomentosum ssp. tomentosum1, cw
  2. 'Helsinki University' 2 x dichroanthum Böhmen, cp
  3. 'Helsinki University' 2 x 'Kalinka' cp
  4. 'Helsinki University' 2 x 'Ken Janeck', cp
  5. 'Helsinki University' 2 x 'Calsap', cp
  6. 'Kullervo' 3 x dichroanthum Böhmen, cp
  7. 'Kullervo' 3 x 'Ken Janeck', cp
  8. 'Kullervo' 3 x 'Dagmar', cp

1 R. tomentosum ssp. tomentosum seeds collected in Turku Archipelago, Southern Finland.

2 'Helsinki University' is a Finnish extra hardy hybrid (-38F, -39C) with bright pink flowers, red-orange freckled.
   The seed parent is brachycarpum var. tigerstedtii, the pollen parent is unknown.

3 'Kullervo' is a Finnish low growing hardy hybrid (-29F, -34C) with pink flowers fading white.
   The parentage is brachycarpum var. tigerstedtii x yakushimanum.
   Cold stratification of the 'Kullervo' seeds improves germination.

Link to Breeding Hardy Rhododendrons in Finland
Link to Lepidote Crosses using tomentosum ssp. tomentosum as Seed Plant
Link to my home page Rhododendron Garden in Archipelago Forest
Link to ARS Seed Exchange 2003