Remarkable both for its showy flowers and for its season of bloom, this evergreen azalea bears clusters of intense reddish-purple flowers in fall and spring. The double, red-dotted blooms continue through winter in frost-free districts. The rounded chest-high plants have elliptic dark glossy-green leaves.
This somewhat cold-tender hybrid azalea prefers partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and...
Bright rose-salmon flowers cover this compact upright evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The unscented semi-double blooms of 'Orange Cup' are accented with red speckles on their upper lobes. The hairy oval leaves are glossy dark green. This cultivar slowly forms a rounded medium-sized shrub.
The Kurume Hybrids result from some 300 years of hybridizing in Japan. Their ancestry likely includes Rhododendron kaempferi, R. kiusianum, and other Japanese species and hybrids....
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears spectacular clusters of immense rosy orange flowers from early to mid-spring. Red freckles dot the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped single flowers. The upright rounded waist-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...
David C. Royster
Large vivid orchid-pink flowers ornament the compact upright branches of this evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The broadly funnel shaped, scarlet-flecked blooms are prolifically borne in few-flowered clusters. The narrow oval leaves are glossy green. This cultivar grows slowly into a dense mounded shrub.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron eriocarpum, and other species and hybrids. Originating in...
A Belgian Indica hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large soft pink blooms. The funnel shaped, scentless flowers appear from early to mid-spring, but may also bloom in late fall and winter in frost-free districts. The upright, waist-high plants have elliptical, dark glossy-green leaves.
Primarily derived from the East Indian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum, Belgian Indica Hybrid azaleas were originally...
The evergreen azalea ‘Pandora' bears light pink, funnel-shaped blooms in spring. It forms an upright, medium-sized shrub with oval green leaves.
This cultivar is part of a group of hybrids developed by Julian J. Chisolm in the late 1940s and later released by Dr. E. I. Merritt. Most include the hardy East Asian azalea Rhododendron yedoense variety poukhanense in their ancestry.
Azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained....
David C. Royster
(Parson's Gloriosum Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Waterer Hybrid Rhododendron)
Introduced more than 150 years ago but still valued for its exceptional hardiness, compact upright habit, and colorful flowers, this Waterer Hybrid bears showy conical clusters of pale rosy-lavender flowers in mid- to late spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have a yellow blotch on their upper lobe. This dense, rounded, head-high shrub has large leathery dark green leaves.
One of the horticultural dynasties of nineteenth and twentieth century England, the Waterer family introduced...
(Leach Hybrid Rhododendron, Party Pink Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
A hybrid of two classic rhododendrons – 'Mrs. Furnival' and Rhododendron catawbiense var. album – this is one of the best of the many outstanding hardy rhododendrons developed by David Leach of North Madison, Ohio. Numerous large spherical clusters of purplish pink flowers open in mid-spring. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have pale pink centers and a prominent yellow blotch on their upper lobe. This dense, broadly rounded, head-high shrub has large elliptic dark green leaves....
Bearing showy clusters of large rose-pink flowers in mid-spring, 'Pearl Bradford' is one of the more than 400 evergreen azalea hybrids developed from the late 1920s through the 1940s at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Introduction Station at Glenn Dale, Maryland. The broadly funnel shaped flowers have red-flecked throats.
Growing slowly into a low mounded shrub, this densely branched cultivar has oval shiny dark green leaves. The flowers are held on strong stems and drop...
Donna W. Moramarco
(Percy Wiseman Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Waterer Hybrid Rhododendron)
A relatively recent, highly floriferous introduction from the renowned nursery of Waterer, Sons & Crisp, this Rhododendron degronianum var. yakushimanum hybrid bears showy spherical clusters of pink-suffused creamy-white flowers in mid-spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have an orange blotch on their upper lobe. They eventually fade to white with a yellow throat. This dense, broad, waist-high shrub has medium-sized glossy dark green leaves.
One of the...