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Rhododendron ponticum

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 14663

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Rhododendron ponticum is cold hardy
USDA Zone:6 -10° to 0°F   (-23.5° to -18°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: LILAC to PURPLE, GREENISH spots, in umbel-clusters
Foliage: oblanceolate, 6-18cm. long
Height, in meters: 8
Height, in feet: 26.40
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Parts of Rhododendron ponticum are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Rhododendron ponticum:
Rhododendron baeticum, 

Common names for Rhododendron ponticum:

(tox:contact allergies,susceptible people),  (tox:mainly diterpines),  (tox:WHO Ib-II),  Azalia,  Common Rhododendron,  Pontian Rhododendron,  Pontic Alpenrose, 


Rhododendron ponticum is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

2:   Wants
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10:   Rhododendron and Azalea Species and Hybrid Seed List
12:   British Native Wild Flowers Shrubs and Trees
29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
46:   Mediterranean Natives and Introduced Plant Seeds
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
379:  Ericaceae


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Germination guide for Rhododendron ponticum

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Rhododendron ponticum seeds will usually germinate in 50-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Rhododendron ponticum seeds on the surface of a Acid Peat seed sowing mix at about 15°C.

Rhododendron ponticum seeds will mostly germinate as the weather warms up in Spring, some may germinate during the Summer or Autumn but are more likely to stay dormant until the following Spring.

Keep shaded from direct sun.


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