Combining showy bloom and exceptional cold hardiness, this well known Gable Hybrid azalea bears bright medium-red flowers in mid-spring on compact upright plants. The broadly funnel shaped blooms have orange-red highlights on their upper petals. The small, elliptic, glossy dark-green leaves turn burgundy in fall.
Developed mostly by Joseph Gable of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, Gable Hybrids include some of the hardiest evergreen azaleas available, thanks to the contributions of Rhododendron...
A Mossholder-Bristow Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large pure white flowers in late winter and early spring. They may bloom from late fall to spring in frost-free areas. The flaring, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped blooms are hose-in-hose (with two superimposed sets of petals). The mounded chest-high plants have elliptic dark glossy-green leaves.
Developed for greenhouse forcing by Owen R. Bristow of San Bernadino, California, Mossholder-Bristow Hybrids result from crosses...
(Carla Hybrid Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Sunglow Hybrid Azalea)
The bright blooms of this Carla Hybird evergreen azalea are large, single and rich purplish red with burgundy-spotted upper lobes. The funnel-shaped blooms are borne in few-flowered clusters in mid-spring. This dense rounded shoulder-high shrub has elliptic dark green leaves that become red-tinged in cold weather.
Bred to grow vigorously and bloom heavily in the heat, humidity, and drought of the Southeast United States, Carla Hybrid azaleas were developed at North Carolina State and Louisiana...
A deciduous azalea that is distinct from the Aromi Hybrid of the same name, this introduction from Carlson's Gardens in South Salem, New York, bears showy heads of large single white flowers in late spring and early summer. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have a large sunny yellow blotch on their upper lobe. This upright medium-sized shrub has large elliptic leaves.
This is a descendant of hybrids developed in the late nineteenth and early twentienth centuries at the famed Knap Hill...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Dense clusters of ruffled, soft orange, funnel-shaped flowers adorn this deciduous azalea in mid- to late spring, before the foliage has fully emerged. This upright open shrub has elliptic mid-green leaves that color nicely in fall. It is one of many azaleas hybridized by Edgar Stead of Christchurch, New Zealand, using Knap Hill Hybrids and other azalea hybrids and species.
Azaleas prefer sites with partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well drained. Plant them...
(Evergreen Azalea, Pericat Hybrid Azalea, Sweetheart Supreme Azalea)
Bright purple-pink flowers with sparsely red-flecked upper lobes adorn this Pericat azalea from mid- to late spring. The funnel-shaped blooms are borne in few-flowered clusters. This rounded chest-high shrub has small elliptic medium- to dark green leaves which may assume coppery hues in cold weather.
Comprising more than 40 named cultivars, the Pericat hybrid azaleas likely have Kurume and Belgian Indica hybrids in their lineage. They prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is...
(Rhododendron, Taurus Rhododendron)
A hybrid of the magnificent Chinese species Rhododendron strigillosum and the equally magnificent rhododendron hybrid 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague', this 1972 introduction more than lives up to its promise. Showy large spherical clusters of intense red flowers with deep red throats open from red buds from early to mid spring. The funnel-shaped blooms have black-speckled upper lobes. This tall upright vigorous shrub is densely furnished with large, narrowly elliptic, deep green leaves....
(Rhododendron, The General Rhododendron)
Combining exceptional cold-hardiness and showy mid- to late-spring bloom, this Rhododendron catawbiense hybrid bears domed clusters of funnel-shaped crimson flowers with burgundy-speckled upper lobes. The large upright plants have long elliptic dark green leaves. It is one of many hardy rhododendrons raised by Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio.
Like most rhododendrons, 'The General' favors chilly winters, moderate summers, and well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil. It departs from...
A Belgian Indica hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large ruffled soft pink blooms with creamy white rims. 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 mounded 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...
Bright pink flowers cover this compact upright evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The unscented flowers of 'Tradition' are hose-in-hose (two "stacked" whorls of petals). The oval glossy dark green leaves take on coppery tints in winter. This cultivar slowly forms a rounded, chest-high shrub.
The Kurume Hybrids result from some 300 years of hybridizing in Japan. Their ancestry likely includes Rhododendron kaempferi, R. kiusianum, and other Japanese species and hybrids....