(Deciduous Azalea, Exbury Hybrid Azalea, Old Gold Azalea)
Abundant clusters of pale-orange, pink-tinged, funnel-shaped flowers ornament this Exbury Hybrid azalea in late spring, before the foliage has fully emerged. Each flower bears an orange blotch. The upright open medium-sized plants have hairy elliptical leaves that color nicely in fall.
Developed by Lionel de Rothschild at his Exbury Estate in England, Exbury Hybrids are deciduous azaleas whose ancestry includes the Ghent, Mollis, and Knap Hill hybrids and several Japanese and American species....
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Mezitt Hybrid Rhododendron, Olga Mezitt Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Valued for its prolific early bloom, its cold-hardiness, and its handsome evergreen leaves, this selection of Rhododendron minus bears domed trusses of cheery phlox-pink flowers in early spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms are scentless. This vigorous upright chest-high shrub has medium-sized elliptic glossy-green leaves that turn bronzy-purple in fall.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Olga Mezitt does well in partial shade and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. It departs from...
(Evergreen Azalea, Olga Niblett Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea)
Azalea ‘Olga Niblett’ bears blooms of white with brilliant yellow-green spotting in the mid to late spring. The flowers are single, hose-in- hose (two sets of petals, one inside the other) and have frilly edges. The plants are moderately sized, upright and loose in habit. Evergreen leaves are broadly elliptical, glossy and dark green.
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...
Remarkable both for its showy flowers and for its season of bloom, this evergreen azalea bears clusters of intense reddish-purple flowers in fall and spring. The double, red-dotted blooms continue through winter in frost-free districts. The rounded chest-high plants have elliptic dark glossy-green leaves.
This somewhat cold-tender hybrid azalea prefers partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and...
Bright rose-salmon flowers cover this compact upright evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The unscented semi-double blooms of 'Orange Cup' are accented with red speckles on their upper lobes. The hairy oval leaves are glossy dark green. This cultivar slowly forms a rounded medium-sized 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....
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...
(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...
David C. Royster
Large vivid orchid-pink flowers ornament the compact upright branches of this evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The broadly funnel shaped, scarlet-flecked blooms are prolifically borne in few-flowered clusters. The narrow oval leaves are glossy green. This cultivar grows slowly into a dense mounded shrub.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron eriocarpum, and other species and hybrids. Originating in...
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,...