- Daphnoides meaning daphne-like
- This rhododendron is a very old variety.
- Created by T. Methven & Sons in 1868 who also created Christmas Cheer
- Daphnoides has amazing foliage, glossy green leaves that are unlike any other rhododendron.
- Flowers are lilac purple with a faint yellow/orange blotch & freckling inside the flower
- This rhodo prefers filtered sunlight but tolerates full sun if it has plenty of water provided in summer.
- Height in 10 years will be 1m x 1m