Saw this beauty driving down a road in Berkeley, California.
Look familiar to anyone?
That's a wonderful specimen of 'Mrs. G. W. Leak' I believe!
I agree... I think that it's a variety that's been available for quite a while!!
My gosh, I would love to know how old that plant is!!
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Here's a good picture of one taken at OSU http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Drhododendron%2Bmrs%2Bg.%2Bw.%2Bleak%26fr%3Dyfp-t-305%26ei%3Dutf-8%26x%3Dwrt%26y%3DSearch&w=600&h=400&imgurl=oregonstate.edu%2Fdept%2Fldplants%2Fimages%2Frhmgw80.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Foregonstate.edu%2Fdept%2Fldplants%2Frhmgw1.htm&size=221k&name=rhmgw80.jpg&p=rhododendron+mrs+g.+w.+leak&oid=b9ddfa394eaf0a9e&no=17&tt=25&sigr=11f9cm29s&sigi=11gp97jgf&sigb=13fnbej38
I do beleive you are right. Someone else emailed me and in checking pictures, it is identical to some of them on google. Thank you!
Fancy meeting you here Dick. I looked closely at Mrs. Furnival also but mine is quite different.
Mrs. Furnival is generally a hair more pink around the outside of the florets than Mrs. G W Leak. That's why I lean towards Mrs. G W Leak.