Grow this plant for its foliage – substantial elliptic gems of deep green. The underside of the leaf is covered with a tawny indumentum that appears to be plastered in place. The flowers will vary – pale lilac to white.
This species comes from the southern Himalayas – Kashmir to Sikkim – and, with such a wide range, has lots of variation.
R. campanulatum will make roughly a five foot bush in ten years. By then it will have a lovely trunk with grey to fawn bark.
R. campanulatum will appreciate: A bright location with protection from strong sun, small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, gentle watering that keeps it moist, good drainage with well-aerated soil.v
R. campanulatum evokes the feel of the lush vegetation characteristic of the Himalayas and adds an exotic touch to your garden.