(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...
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(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...
(Deciduous Azalea, Pink and Sweet Azalea, Weston Hybrid Azalea)
Noteworthy for its showy fragrant flowers, its late season of bloom, its colorful fall foliage, and its exceptional hardiness, this medium-sized, upright, deciduous shrub is one of many azalea cultivars introduced by Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. A hybrid of the eastern North American native Rhododendron arborescens, it bears showy heads of spicily scented silvery pink flowers in late spring and early summer. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have a large yellow blotch...
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(Aromi Hybrid Azalea, Deciduous Azalea, Pink Carousel Azalea)
Bred in Mobile, Alabama, the Aromi deciduous azaleas result from crosses between Southeast United States natives (primarily Rhododendron austrinum) and hybrid azaleas such as the Exburys. The showy pink funnel-shaped flowers of the cultivar 'Pink Carousel' open from scarlet buds in mid-spring. The clustered blooms bear a gold blotch on their upper petals. The upright medium-sized plants have lance-shaped light green leaves.
Aromi azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil...
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...
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 intensely fragrant, pale pink, trumpet-shaped blooms of 'Pink Lights' appear in dense trusses from mid- to late spring. Their upper lobes bear yellow-pink flecks. This broad rounded medium-sized shrub has oval olive-green leaves that turn maroon in fall.
Plant this azalea in full to partial sun in acidic humus-rich...
(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...