The Satsuki Azalea ‘Momo-no-haru' is an evergreen shrub that bears abundant clusters of large lavender-pink funnel-shaped flowers from mid- to late spring. The small leaves are elliptical and glossy green. The low slow-growing plants are spreading, well branched and dense.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron eriocarpum, and other species and hybrids. Originating in Japan more than 300 years ago,...
(Imperial Queen™ Hybrid Azalea, Southern Indica Hybrid Azalea)
An especially heat- and sun-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this outstanding evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of double rose-pink, camellia-like flowers from early to mid-spring. In frost-free climates it reblooms sporadically year-round. The broad, rounded, shoulder-high plants are densely furnished with 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...
(Azalea, Plum Crazy™ Azalea)
Closely allied to the Indica hybrids, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large ruffled white blooms with purple rims. The funnel shaped, scentless, single flowers appear from early to mid-spring, but may also bloom in late fall and winter in frost-free districts. The wide-spreading eye-high plants have elliptical furry gray leaves.
Primarily derived from the East Indian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum, Indica...
(Imperial Princess™ Hybrid Azalea, Southern Indica Hybrid Azalea)
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this recently introduced evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large single pink flowers from early to mid-spring. Maroon freckles dot the upper lobes of the funnel-shaped flowers. In frost-free climates it reblooms sporadically year-round. The broad, rounded, shoulder-high plants are densely furnished with handsome dark green leaves.
Selected in the Southeast United States for their tolerance of hot humid conditions, Southern Indica azaleas descend...
(Evergreen Azalea, Mother's Day Azalea)
Intense red flowers cover this wide-spreading evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The unscented, "hose-in-hose" to semi-double blooms of 'Mother's Day' are accented with dark red speckles on their upper lobes. Their hairy, oval leaves are glossy dark green and remain attractive through winter. This hybrid of the popular ‘Hinode-Giri' grows slowly to become a small to medium-sized shrub.
The Kurume Hybrids result from some 300 years of hybridizing in Japan. Their ancestry likely includes Rhododendron...
(Brooks Hybrid Azalea, My Valentine Azalea)
This Brooks Hybrid azalea bears large semi-double rose-red flowers in mid- to late spring. The ruffled blooms have a dark blotch. This cultivar forms a compact rounded plant with elliptical glossy-green leaves.
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.
Brooks Hybrid azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly...
(Hybrid Azalea, Nancy Marie Hybrid Azalea)
Developed especially for greenhouse growing, the hybrid evergreen azalea ‘Nancy Marie’ bears masses of large white flowers with bright coral mid-stripes on their petals. The flaring funnel-shaped blooms have ruffled edges. The vigorous, dense, rounded plants have elliptic 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 like warm summers and cool...
David C. Royster
This Robin Hill azalea bears showy clusters of large light purplish-pink flowers in late spring. The ruffled, wide-flaring, double or semi-double flowers are hose-in-hose (two "stacked" whorls of petals). They often have burgundy spotting. The low broad mounded plants are densely furnished with small elliptic glossy-green leaves.
A group of evergreen azaleas developed by Robert Gartrell of New Jersey, Robin Hill Hybrids combine the large flowers of tender azalea hybrids with the cold-tolerance...
(Azalea, Greenwood Hybrid Azalea, Nancy Azalea)
Showy clusters of double, intense purplish red flowers adorn this evergreen azalea in late spring. It forms a dense rounded shrub with small rounded leaves.
Bred to thrive in the mild climate of the coastal Pacific Northwest United States, Greenwood Hybrid azaleas were developed after 1960 by Bill Guttormsen of Canby, Oregon, They are the result of crosses between Gable, Glenn Dale, Kurume, and other hybrids. These somewhat cold-tender azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil...
The enormous genus Rhododendron comprises more than a thousand species. They are naturally distributed on every continent except Antarctica, Africa and South America. The highest concentrations of species occur in the temperate and mountainous regions of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Grown for their showy flowers, rhododendrons are garden favorites worldwide and have been highly hybridized. There are more than 28,000 registered cultivars.
Plants in this genus are extremely variable...