This Brooks Hybrid azalea bears large long-lasting white blossoms with greenish throats. The semi-double flowers appear from mid- to late spring. In frost-free climates flowering may begin in late fall. This compact rounded cultivar has elliptical leaves that hold their glossy-green color year-round.
The product of crosses between Belgian Indica, Southern Indica, Kurume, and other hybrid azaleas, Brooks Hybrids are heat- and drought-tolerant evergreen azaleas bred in Modesto, California.
Bearing showy clusters of pink and white flowers from early to mid spring, this offspring of the Glenn Dale Hybrids 'Mother of Pearl' and 'Mandarin' is one of many evergreen azaleas developed by Don Hager of Spotsylvania, Virginia. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms are hose-in-hose (with two superimposed whorls of petals). The habit is dense and compact.
Hager azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant them shallowly and mulch...
The single white flowers of this heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid have striking broad rose-pink midstripes on their petals. The flaring funnel-shaped flowers appear from early to mid-spring. This upright rounded head-high shrub has 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....
Auburn University Horticulture Department, Auburn, AL
(Evergreen Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea)
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 of small-flowered hardy azaleas with those of the more tender large-flowered types. Generally, they are compact, spreading or mounding, have an extended blooming season and bear large flowers on small plants.
This large group of azaleas is quite cold tolerant. Their leaves are generally...
(Evergreen Azalea, Maria Elena Evergreen Azalea)
The hybrid azalea ‘Maria Elena’ is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that bears double flowers of a strong purple-pink in late spring. It grows slowly into a dense, compact, mounded plant with small elliptical dark green leaves.
Azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant them shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. They prefer locations with warm summers and cool winters and require some winter cold for optimal...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Evergreen Azalea, Marian Lee Azalea, Morrison Hybrid Azalea)
Hybridized by B. Y. Morrison, who also developed most of the Glenn Dale Hybrids, this compact evergreen azalea bears showy few-flowered clusters of large pinkish-white to strong pink blooms with bright red rims. The flaring, funnel-shaped flowers appear from mid- to late spring. This broad chest-high shrub has elliptic shiny medium-green leaves.
B. Y. Morrison continued developing evergreen azalea cultivars following his retirement from the United States Department of Agriculture and his subsequent...
David C. Royster
(Hybrid Azalea, Martha Hitchcock Hybrid Azalea)
Bearing showy clusters of large white flowers with broad rose-lavender rims, 'Martha Hitchcock' is one of the more than 400 named evergreen azalea hybrids developed from the late 1920s through the 1940s at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Introduction Station at Glenn Dale, Maryland. The flaring funnel-shaped blooms appear in mid-spring. The spent flowers drop rather than persisting on the plant. This upright, open, chest-high shrub has elliptic medium- to dark-green leaves.
(Deciduous Azalea, Knap Hill Azalea, Mary Poppins Azalea)
Deciduous azalea ‘Mary Poppins’ bears large clusters of brilliant orange flowers with yellow-gold throats. The blooms are large, single, open-funnel-shaped with frilly edges and appear in mid-spring at the ends of the branches. Plants, upright in form are clothed in elliptical leaves which are dark green in color with a red tint. In fall the leaves put on a show in shades of yellow, orange and red.
The Knap Hill hybrid azaleas were originally developed by Anthony Waterer at the famed Knap Hill...