(Mrs. P. D. Williams Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Introduced more than 70 years ago but still well worth growing for its striking blooms, this Waterer Hybrid bears compact domed clusters of ivory-white, pink-tinged flowers from mid- to late spring. The funnel-shaped blooms have a golden blotch on their upper lobes. This medium-sized shrub has large leathery medium-green leaves.
One of the horticultural dynasties of nineteenth and twentieth century England, the Waterer family introduced a diversity of large-leaved rhododendrons through their...
(Mrs. Tom H. Lowinsky Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Waterer Hybrid Rhododendron)
Introduced before 1920 and still among the most acclaimed rhododendron hybrids, this Waterer Hybrid bears showy spherical clusters of pale orchid-pink flowers in late spring, fading to white. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have a striking brownish orange blotch on their upper lobe. This dense, rounded, head-high shrub has large glossy dark green leaves.
One of the horticultural dynasties of nineteenth and twentieth century England, the Waterer family introduced a diversity of large-leaved...
(Southern Indica Azalea)
The Indica hybrid azaleas are evergreen shrubs popular in southern U.S. gardens and noted for their relative sun and heat tolerance. The cultivar 'Mrs. G. G. Gerbing' bears large, showy, single white flowers on upright branches in spring. The leaves are small, oblong, and dark green. It prefers partial sun and moist, acidic soils. 'Mrs. G. G. Gerbing' is versatile in the landscape and can be naturalized in a woodland setting.
(Multimaculatum Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Introduced more than 150 years ago but still prized for its vigor, exceptional cold-hardiness, and showy bloom, this Waterer Hybrid bears large loose clusters of starry white flowers from mid- to late spring. The wide-flaring blooms have a striking burgundy blotch on their upper lobe. This medium-sized shrub has very long shiny dark green leaves.
One of the horticultural dynasties of nineteenth and twentieth century England, the Waterer family introduced a diversity of large-leaved rhododendrons...
(Brooks Hybrid Azalea, My Valentine Azalea)
This Brooks Hybrid azalea bears large semi-double rose-red flowers in mid- to late spring. The ruffled blooms have a dark blotch. This cultivar forms a compact rounded plant with elliptical glossy-green leaves.
The product of crosses between Belgian Indica, Southern Indica, Kurume, and other hybrid azaleas, Brooks Hybrids are heat- and drought-tolerant evergreen azaleas bred in Modesto, California.
Brooks Hybrid azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly...
(Hybrid Azalea, Nancy Marie Hybrid Azalea)
Developed especially for greenhouse growing, the hybrid evergreen azalea ‘Nancy Marie’ bears masses of large white flowers with bright coral mid-stripes on their petals. The flaring funnel-shaped blooms have ruffled edges. The vigorous, dense, rounded plants have elliptic dark green leaves.
Azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant them shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. They like warm summers and cool...
David C. Royster
This Robin Hill azalea bears showy clusters of large light purplish-pink flowers in late spring. The ruffled, wide-flaring, double or semi-double flowers are hose-in-hose (two "stacked" whorls of petals). They often have burgundy spotting. The low broad mounded plants are densely furnished with small elliptic glossy-green leaves.
A group of evergreen azaleas developed by Robert Gartrell of New Jersey, Robin Hill Hybrids combine the large flowers of tender azalea hybrids with the cold-tolerance...
(Azalea, Greenwood Hybrid Azalea, Nancy Azalea)
Showy clusters of double, intense purplish red flowers adorn this evergreen azalea in late spring. It forms a dense rounded shrub with small rounded leaves.
Bred to thrive in the mild climate of the coastal Pacific Northwest United States, Greenwood Hybrid azaleas were developed after 1960 by Bill Guttormsen of Canby, Oregon, They are the result of crosses between Gable, Glenn Dale, Kurume, and other hybrids. These somewhat cold-tender azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil...
Large lilac-pink single or semi-double flowers with white centers ornament the compact upright branches of this evergreen azalea in mid-spring. A few solid pink flowers also occur. The slightly ruffled funnel shaped blooms are prolifically borne in few-flowered clusters. The narrow oval leaves are glossy green. This cultivar grows slowly into a dense rounded shrub.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron...
(Evergreen Azalea, Nico Red Azalea)
'Nico Red' is an evergreen azalea valued for its hardiness, low spreading habit, and unique flower color. Its leaves are light green when young, maturing to dark green. In late spring to early summer it is completely covered with red blooms with pink undertones.
'Nico' is somewhat sun-tolerant but prefers partial shade and humus-rich, acid soil. It is versatile in the landscape and works well at the front of woodland borders, in mixed foundation plantings, or in containers.