(Dorothy Gish Hybrid Azalea, Hybrid Azalea, Rutherford Hybrid Azalea)
One of the Rutherford Hybrid azaleas, this evergreen shrub bears showy clusters of ruffled orange-salmon flowers from early to mid-spring. It may also bloom in fall and winter in frost-free climates. Red speckles dot the upper lobes of the funnel-shaped blooms. The flowers are hose-in-hose (with two "stacked" whorls of petals). The compact mounded plants have elliptic dark glossy-green leaves.
Tracing their ancestry to the Kurume Hybrids as well as to several East Asian species including Rhododendron...
(Dorothy Hayden Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea)
Azalea ‘Dorothy Hayden’ bears blooms of clear white with a yellow-green spotted blotch in late spring or early summer. The flowers are single, tubular- funnel-shaped and have frilly edges. The plants are dwarf, rounded and dense. Evergreen leaves are broadly elliptical, glossy and dark green.
Robin Hill hybrid azaleas are a large group of evergreen shrubs that were hybridized in New Jersey by chemist and rhododendron enthusiast, Robert Gartrell. They are complex hybrids which combine the attributes...
(Dorothy Rees Evergreen Azalea, Evergreen Azalea)
Dorothy Rees azalea is a compact, mounding to spreading, evergreen shrub that was hybridized in New Jersey by chemist and Rhododendron enthusiast, Robert Gartrell. This azalea is quite cold tolerant and has dense, glossy green foliage. In the late spring, it bears many large, ruffled blossoms of white with throats of palest green. Most rhododendron thrive in sites with part shade and moist, acidic, highly organic soil that is perfectly drained. They are susceptible to a wide variety of fungal diseases...
(Dreamland Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Offering showy flowers and handsome evergreen foliage on dense compact plants, this hybrid rhododendron bears its large spherical clusters of pale pink blooms in late spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped flowers open from bright pink buds. This rounded waist-high shrub is densely furnished with elliptic olive-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Dreamland' prefers some shade and a highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. It will, however, tolerate considerable...
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large pink flowers from early to mid-spring. Salmon freckles dot the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped flowers. 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 the East Asian species Rhododendron simsii,...
(Bristow Hybrid Azalea, Easter Parade Azalea, Evergreen Azalea)
The double pink and white-flowers of ‘Easter Parade’ are hose-in-hose, which means there is one azalea blossom in another. This medium-sized evergreen to semi-evergreen hybrid shrub is popular for both greenhouse forcing and landscape use.
Its leaves are dark green and slightly hairy. They may drop from the shrub after flowering and are replaced immediately. Its hose-in-hose flowers are funnel-shaped with ruffled edges and are pink with white marbling. The flower buds develop in summer for...
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...
(Edith Bosely Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
One of the few rhododendrons to offer deep purple flowers and exceptional cold hardiness, this hybrid cultivar bears its large domed clusters of funnel-shaped blooms in mid-spring. The flowers have a reddish purple rim and throat and a maroon-spotted upper lobe. This upright, rounded, head-high shrub is furnished with elliptic glossy evergreen leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Edith Bosley' prefers some shade and a highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly...
(Edith Boulter Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Bearing showy flowers at the very start of the rhododendron season, this hybrid cultivar produces large spherical clusters of lavender-pink blooms in early spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped flowers have frilly margins of a darker hue. This dense, rounded, shoulder-high shrub is furnished with elliptic glossy evergreen leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Edith Boulter' prefers some shade and a highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly and mulch well...
(Catawba Rosebay, Edwin O. Webber Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Edwin O. Webber rhododendron has large, showy clusters (trusses) of tubular, broad, bell-shaped
flowers of purple. This large, dense, broadleaf evergreen shrub has large, glossy, dark green leaves that can suffer from sun and wind damage if left too exposed in the winter months. Most rhododendron thrive in sites with part shade and moist, acidic, highly organic soil that is perfectly drained. They are susceptible to a wide variety of fungal diseases and insect pests and will be more at risk if...