(PJM Aglo Rhododendron, PJM Hybrid Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Valued for its showy early bloom, its exceptional cold-hardiness, and its handsome evergreen leaves, 'Weston's Aglo' bears rounded trusses of luminous purple-pink flowers from early to mid-spring. The wide-flaring, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped blooms have red-spotted upper lobes. A hybrid rhododendron with close ties to the PJM group, this rounded shoulder-high shrub has medium-sized elliptic dark green leaves that turn deep bronze-purple in fall. It is the reverse cross and has the reverse name of...
James H. Schutte
(PJM Lavender Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
One of the popular Rhododendron hybrids, ‘P.J.M. Lavender’ is low-growing and blooms early in the spring. The wavy-edged flowers are lavender-pink and the foliage takes on purple-brown hues in the winter.
Touted to be among the hardiest, easiest to grow and heaviest blooming rhododendrons, the PJM Hybrids are popular and widely planted. They are compact, evergreen and result from a cross between the North American R. minus var. minus Carolinianum Group and...
(Ponticum Roseum Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
An exceptionally hardy cultivar resulting from a cross between two exceptional rhododendrons, this hybrid of R. maximum and R. ponticum bears large conical clusters of light lavender-pink blooms in late spring. The starry wide-flaring funnel-shaped flowers have a rust-orange blotch on their upper lobe. This tall upright shrub has large, elliptic, medium-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Ponticum Roseum' favors chilly winters, moderate summers, and...
Showy clusters of large, funnel-shaped, pink flowers with yellowish-white undertones adorn this evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The flaring, funnel-shaped blooms shade from deep pink at their edges to palest pink at their centers, and bear red spotting on their upper lobes. They are hose-in-hose (with two superimposed sets of petals). This dense compact shrub has small rounded leaves.
Developed for greenhouse growing but also doing well in the garden in mild climates, Aichele azaleas were raised...
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large salmon-red flowers from late winter into spring. A crimson blotch ornaments the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped flowers. The tall rounded 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 simsii,...
David C. Royster
(President Lincoln Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Introduced more than 130 years ago but still valued for its adaptability, hardiness, and showy mid- to late-spring bloom, this Rhododendron catawbiense hybrid bears large rounded clusters of funnel-shaped lavender-pink flowers with bronze-blotched upper lobes. This medium-sized to large shrub has long elliptic leathery green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'President Lincoln' favors chilly winters, moderate summers, and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. It departs from the...
Auburn University Horticulture Department, Auburn, AL
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large rose-red funnel-shaped flowers from early to mid-spring. The upright, 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 simsii, R. indicum, and R. murconatum....
The Indica hybrid azaleas are evergreen shrubs popular in southern U.S. gardens and noted for their relative sun and heat tolerance. The cultivar 'Pride of Mobile' bears large, showy, rose-pink flowers on upright branches in spring. The leaves are small, oblong, and dark green. It prefers partial sun and moist, acidic soils. 'Pride of Mobile' is versatile in the landscape and can be naturalized in a woodland setting.
A Belgian Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large white red-striped flowers. The flaring, funnel-shaped blooms appear in late winter and early spring, but sometimes also from fall to late winter in frost-free districts. The mounded chest-high plants have elliptic dark glossy-green leaves.
Primarily derived from the East Indian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum, Belgian Indica Hybrid azaleas were...