R. kesangiae

The forebears of this superb big-leaf plant live in the forests of Bhutan. It was only recognized as a distinct species in 1989 even though it had been known for years!

R. kesangiae will gradually grow into an upright shrub or a small tree. It holds promise to become the best do-er of the big leaves, as it is more reliably hardy and less fussy about conditions! This big-leaf plant even did well through our tough 2010-2011 winter.

Rose pink flowers on the mature plant gradually fade to pale pink in April or May.
R. kesangiae will like: Some protection from wind, filtered sun / some shade, small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, gentle watering and well-aerated soil.