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Rhododendrons Love the Comox Valley

The North Island chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is based in the beautiful Comox Valley.  Serving the surrounding communities of northern Vancouver Island,  this ARS chapter is a welcoming place to enjoy rhododendrons and azaleas.  Our regular meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month (except May thru August) at the United Church in Comox – 250 Beach Drive. Doors open at 7 PM with meetings beginning at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Our next activity will be our monthly meeting on February 14th, 2017.  Our program speakers will be Summer Joy and Jim Webb on the topic: “A Day at the RHS Malvern Show.” The RHS holds a Spring and an Autumn show at the big Three Counties Show Grounds in the Malvern Hills, UK, with the autumn event focussing on fruits, vegetables and flowers of the season.  Summer and Jim invite you to come along with them and spend a really fun and full day at the RHS Malvern Autumn (2014) Show. 

Rhododendron of the Month:

‘Black Magic’  is one of the deepest reds available with good sized trusses that hold well. Dark green foliage and flowers when most have finished – mid to late season.

Hardy to -15° F (-26° C) and grows to 4 feet (120 cm) in 10 years. Parentage: ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ X ‘Leo’. Hybridized by Harold Greer, Eugene, Oregon in 1982.