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...
(Azalea, Orange Truffles Azalea)
Showy spherical clusters of large double apricot-orange flowers crowd the branch tips of this deciduous azalea in late spring, before the foliage has fully emerged. The frilly-edged blooms have a yellow blotch inside and reddish-orange staining outside. This upright medium-sized shrub has elliptical leaves that are coppery when young and that turn burgundy and bronze in fall.
Raised by Hillier Nurseries of Hampshire, England, in 1966, this is a descendant of hybrids developed in the late nineteenth...
(Deciduous Azalea, Orchid Lights Azalea)
Valued for their extreme hardiness and their colorful spring flowers, the Northern Lights Series is a group of hybrid deciduous azaleas developed by the University of Minnesota. The lavender-pink trumpet-shaped flowers of 'Orchid Lights' appear in dense trusses from mid- to late spring. The sterile blooms produce no seedpods and require no deadheading. This compact rounded shrub has oval olive-green leaves that turn maroon in fall.
Plant this azalea in full to partial sun in acidic humus-rich...
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...
Numerous dense trusses of ruffled white funnel-shaped flowers ornament this Exbury Hybrid azalea in late spring, before the foliage has fully emerged. Each flower bears a sunny yellow blotch on its upper petal. This open upright medium-sized shrub has hairy bright green elliptic leaves that are coppery-red when young. They turn red-bronze in fall.
Developed by Lionel de Rothschild at his Exbury Estate in England, Exbury Hybrids are deciduous azaleas whose ancestry includes the Ghent, Mollis,...
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....
(Deciduous Azalea, Parade Azalea)
Noteworthy for its showy fragrant flowers, its late season of bloom, and its colorful fall foliage, this tall upright deciduous shrub is one of many hybrid azaleas introduced by Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. A hybrid of the eastern North American native Rhododendron viscosum, it bears showy heads of single deep pink blooms in early summer. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have an orange blotch on their upper lobes. The oval, mid-green, mildew-resistant leaves turn bronze...
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....
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...