Purple Rhododendrons

by Mridula on June 16, 2008

in flowers,Leeds,Photography,Travel abroad,UK

Purple Rhododendrons

I saw these Rhododendrons in Leeds and I had to stand back and take notice. There were two reasons for this. One, I love Himalayan flowers and these Rhododendrons reminded me of the treks I have done. Two, I had never seen a purple one before! I have seen red Rhododendrons, even white and their variations but never purple.

When I shared the pictures with my colleagues, one of them came running to me and told me, “How did you manage to make the Rhododendrons purple? Aren’t they red? I have never seen a purple one.” Now that is something because he belongs to Uttrakhand and has lived for considerable time in the hills.

But then in Leeds these purple Rhododendrons were growing with glee!

Oh! and VJ shared his pictures of Oxford with me and take my words for it, they are brilliant.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mridula June 19, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Vandy, unfortunately I do not have one of it now readily available but I will search for it.


vandy June 18, 2008 at 4:00 am

Purple Buraans!!!One more owestruck garhwali here!!Pl show the pics of the white ne also..-vandy


Mridula June 17, 2008 at 5:34 pm

For you Sidhu, not for me!If you have not seen it, then they may be really rare.


Arun June 17, 2008 at 1:14 pm

One more guy who hasnt seen the purple ones :)


Sidhusaaheb June 16, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Genetic engineering or a natural variation in genes that is the question.:D


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