(John Waterer Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Originating sometime before 1860, this Rhododendron catawbiense hybrid bears showy spherical clusters of wide-flaring, funnel-shaped, purple-red flowers in late spring. It forms an open, upright, medium-sized to large shrub with large medium-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'John Waterer' does well in partial shade and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. It departs from the norm, however, in tolerating considerable sun. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture...
(Evergreen Azalea, Joseph Hill Evergreen Azalea, North Tisbury Hybrid Azalea)
The North Tisbury azalea ‘Joseph Hill’ bears clusters of lovely large bright red flowers in late spring. The funnel-shaped single blooms have a darker red blotch. This dense broad ground-hugging plant has small elliptic glossy-green leaves that turn bronze and burgundy in winter. The stems are an attractive red-brown.
North Tisbury Hybrids are low-growing evergreen azaleas introduced by Polly Hill of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Like most North Tisbury cultivars, 'Joseph Hill' is a hybrid...
Hybrids that have the East Asian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum in their ancestry, these evergreen azaleas were first developed in the nineteenth century for greenhouse forcing, but they also perform well in the landscape in areas where winters are moderate.
These shrubs are grown for their large long-lasting early- to mid-spring flowers on rounded compact plants. The unscented, funnel-shaped, ruffled blooms are borne...
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large pink flowers from early to mid-spring. Purple freckles dot the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped single flowers. The upright rounded eye-high plants have handsome dark green leaves.
Selected in the Southeast United States for their tolerance of hot humid conditions, Southern Indica azaleas descend from the Belgian Indica Group. Their ancestry includes the East Asian species Rhododendron...
Auburn University Horticulture Department, Auburn, AL
(Evergreen Azalea, Juko Evergreen Azalea, Satsuki Hybrid Azalea)
The Satsuki Azalea ‘Juko' is an evergreen shrub whose large single blush-pink blooms are often striped, blotched, or tinged with darker pink. Sometimes solid dark pink flowers occur. The many funnel shaped blooms are borne in few-flowered clusters in late spring or early summer. The small leaves are oval to lance-shaped and dark green. The low slow-growing plants are spreading, well branched and dense.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron...
(Hachmann Hybrid Rhododendron, Kalinka Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
One of hundreds of outstanding rhododendron hybrids introduced since 1951 by Hans and Holger Hachmann of Barmstedt, Germany, 'Kalinka' bears showy domed clusters of purplish pink flowers from mid- to late spring. The wide-flaring, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped blooms have a yellowish-green flare and brown spotting on their upper lobes. The dense, rounded, medium-sized plants have large glossy green leaves with fuzzy brown undersides.
Like most rhododendrons, Hachmann Hybrids prefer chilly winters,...
Mark A. Miller
Combining showy bloom and exceptional cold hardiness, 'Karen' bears bright lavender-purple flowers from mid- to late spring on compact domed plants. The hose-in-hose blooms (two "stacked" whorls of petals) are broadly funnel shaped. The small oval leaves are dark glossy-green.
Developed mostly by Joseph Gable of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, Gable Hybrids include some of the hardiest evergreen azaleas available, thanks to the contributions of Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Evergreen Azalea, Girard Azalea, Kathy Ann Azalea)
Azalea ‘Kathy Ann’ bears large flowers that are clear white in mid-spring. The abundant single funnel-shaped flowers with ruffled edges cluster near the ends of the branches. The leaves are oval, glossy and dark green. The plants are well-branched, upright and spreading.
Renowned for their cold hardiness, these compact evergreen azaleas were bred at the Ohio-based Girard Nursery. They are also noted for large blooms on compact disease-resistant plants.
Azaleas prefer sites with partial...
(Evergreen Azalea, Kimi-no-hana Azalea, Satsuki Azalea)
The Satsuki Azalea 'Kimi-no-hana' is an evergreen shrub whose single white blooms are striped and blotched with deep rose pink. Pure white or rose flowers also occur. The many funnel shaped blooms are borne in few-flowered clusters in spring and late spring. The small elliptic leaves are glossy green. The low slow-growing plants are spreading, well branched and dense.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron...
(King Tut Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Shammarello Hybrid Rhododendron)
Combining exceptional cold-hardiness, a dense compact habit, and showy mid-spring bloom, this Shammarello Hybrid bears showy conical clusters of large rose-pink flowers. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have a yellowish blotch and brown speckles on their upper lobes. This rounded head-high shrub has long elliptic medium-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'King Tut' prefers chilly winters, moderate summers, and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. Plant it shallowly and mulch...