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 meeting will be held at the Comox United Church on Tuesday, November 14th when Doug Justice Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections for the UBC Botanical Garden will updating us on “Rhododendrons at UBC Gardens”.
A reminder that our guest speakers give their presentations for the first hour at the beginning of the evening, with the business meeting following a 15 minute social break. So be sure to arrive before the 7:30 PM start.
Rhododendron of the Month:
Shrimp Girl has bluish green ovate leaves with indumentum below. The mid-season blooming flowers are funnel-shaped and salmon pink in colour, which turn lighter with age. This compact plant grows to 3 ft. in 10 years and is cold hardy to 0°F (-18°C).
Hybridized in 1970 by Waterer & Crisp of Surrey, England.