(Evergreen Azalea, Indian Hybrid Azalea, Perfection Azalea)
One of the so-called Indian Hybrid azaleas, this evergreen shrub bears showy clusters of large pink funnel-shaped flowers. The unscented blooms appear from late winter into spring, but may also bloom from late fall through winter in frost-free districts. The compact mounded plants have elliptic dark green leaves.
Hybrids derived from several East Asian species including Rhododendron simsii, R. indicum, and R. murconatum, Indian Hybrid azaleas were...
(Evergreen Azalea, Phoenicia Azalea, Southern Indica Hybrid Azalea)
Southern Indica or sun azaleas are a terrific group of broadleaf evergreens with a hearty tolerance of heat and sunlight. Taller than most other evergreen azaleas, they form handsome broadly mounded bushes with rounded dark green leaves. Late winter and spring find them enveloped in showy clusters of large white, pink, red, or purple flowers. The funnel-shaped blooms often have a contrasting blotch. Although most cultivars bear single flowers, double- and semi-double-flowered selections are also...
David C. Royster
(Phyllis Korn Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
A hardy, handsome, and showy-flowered hybrid, this 1981 introduction bears large spherical clusters of white blooms in mid-spring. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped flowers have a red blotch on their upper lobe which fades to pale greenish yellow. This strong upright head-high shrub has large, elliptic, glossy dark green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Phyllis Korn' favors chilly winters, moderate summers, partial shade, and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. Plant it shallowly and mulch...
David C. Royster
A low cascading shrub that bears showy few-flowered clusters of large single salmon-rose flowers from early to mid-spring, this is one of a number of evergreen azaleas introduced by James Harris of Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the 1970s and 1980s. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have red-speckled upper lobes. The small, hairy, narrowly elliptic leaves are glossy dark green leaves.
Harris azaleas need partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant...
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large bright rose-pink flowers from late winter into spring. Burgundy freckles dot the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped flowers. The tall open upright 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...
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large purplish-pink flowers with pale margins and a bright red central blotch. The broadly funnel-shaped single flowers age to pale pink. Bloom is from early to mid-spring. The rounded chest-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...
(Evergreen Azalea, North Tisbury Hybrid Azalea, Pink Pancake Azalea)
The North Tisbury azalea ‘Pink Pancake' bears lovely large pink flowers in late spring and early summer. The funnel-shaped single blooms have red speckling on their upper lobes. This dense low creeping plant has small elliptic glossy-green leaves that are bronze-tinged in fall and winter.
North Tisbury Hybrids are low-growing evergreen azaleas introduced by Polly Hill of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Like most North Tisbury cultivars, 'Pink Pancake' is a hybrid of Rhododendron nakaharai,...
(Gable Hybrid Rhododendron, Pink Twins Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
One of the few rhododendrons with semi-double blooms, this hybrid of Rhododendron catawbiense bears large spherical heads of soft pink flowers from mid- to late spring. The fragrant ruffled funnel-shaped blooms are hose-in-hose (with two superimposed sets of petals). This broad, slow-growing, shoulder-high shrub has medium green oval leaves with yellow stems.
This is one of several large-leaved rhododendron hybrids developed by Joseph Gable of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, who is best...
(Pioneer Silvery Pink Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
An early-blooming, hardy, small-leaved rhododendron that offers flowers of a gentler color than those of the PJM Hybrids, this introduction from Hoogendoorn Nurseries of Middletown, Rhode Island, bears showy domed trusses of soft purplish-pink blooms from early to mid-spring. The wide-flaring, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped flowers have red-speckled upper lobes. The dense rounded chest-high plants have medium-sized, elliptic, glossy dark green leaves. Unlike its parent plant, 'Pioneer', this cultivar...