(Evergreen Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea, Robin Hill Wendy Azalea)
Azalea ‘Wendy’ bears large blooms of light pink striped, flecked and streaked with dark pink and they have a gray-orange spotted blotch. The flowers appear in the late spring or early summer. The flowers are single, widely funnel-shaped and have frilly edges. The plants are dwarf, rounded, well-branched and dense. Evergreen leaves are 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...
(Autumn Lilac Encore Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Reblooming Azalea)
The cool-hued and more cold-hardy Autumn Lilac™ azalea, also known as Rhododendron ‘Robles’, is part of the Encore Series. It is a small rounded shrub with purplish lavender-pink flowers with tiny speckles. These appear in profusion in the spring and then again for a lighter encore in the fall. The Encore Series is a collection of hybrids developed by Robert E. "Buddy" Lee of Independence, Louisiana. They are all hybrids of parents from Kurume and Southern Indica azalea lines.
(Rhododendron, Rocket Rhododendron, Shammarello Rhododendron)
A compact rhododendron, ‘Rocket’ is noted for large clusters of single, open funnel-shaped, very frilly blooms. The flowers are brilliant magenta with a dark scarlet blotch and appear mid-spring. The plants are upright, rounded and dense in habit. Large evergreen leaves are thick, glossy, dark green and tinged bronze when new.
Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio spent decades starting in the 1930s selecting and testing rhododendron hybrids. He was looking for plants with exceptional cold hardiness,...
(Hybrid Azalea, Rose Queen Hybrid Azalea, Rutherford Hybrid Azalea)
One of the Rutherford Hybrid azaleas, this evergreen shrub bears showy clusters of ruffled deep pink flowers from early to mid-spring. It may also bloom in fall and winter in frost-free climates. Rose-red speckles dot the upper lobes of the single or semi-double, funnel-shaped blooms. The broad rounded shoulder-high plants have elliptic mid-green leaves.
Tracing their ancestry to the Kurume Hybrids as well as to several East Asian species including Rhododendron simsii, R....
(Evergreen Azalea, Rosea Azalea, Southern Indica Hybrid Azalea)
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of deep pink semidouble flowers from early to mid-spring. Red freckles dot the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped blooms. 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,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Evergreen Azalea, Gable Hybrid Azalea, Rosebud Azalea)
The Gable Hybrids are a large group of evergreen and semi-evergreen azaleas developed by Joseph Gable of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. They feature compact rounded to spreading growth with small, shiny, elliptic leaves. 'Rosebud' is a reliable spring bloomer with clear purplish-pink fully double flowers with darker veining. Some shade is required and organic, moist soils are necessary. It works well in foundation plantings and mixed borders.
(Larson Hybrid Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Rosy Dream Rhododendron)
A dense compact evergreen that bears showy domed trusses of deep pink flowers in mid-spring, this hybrid of em>R. degronianum var. yakushimanum is one of H. L. Larson's most outstanding introductions. The wide-flaring, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped flowers have pale throats and lightly spotted upper lobes. This broadly mounded knee-high shrub has large dull green leaves with fuzzy undersides that are silver aging to cinnamon.
H. L. Larson of Tacoma, Washington, developed...
(Deciduous Azalea, Rosy 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 abundant, deep pink, trumpet-shaped blooms of 'Rosy Lights' appear in dense trusses from mid- to late spring. The fragrant blooms have orange-freckled upper lobes. This dense, upright, and extremely floriferous shrub has oval olive-green leaves that turn maroon in fall.
Plant this azalea in full to partial sun in...
Combining showy bloom and exceptional cold hardiness, this Gable Hybrid azalea bears bright red-purple flowers from mid- to late spring on low spreading plants. The broadly funnel shaped blooms have a red blotch on their upper lobes. The small, elliptic, shiny green leaves turn bright colors in fall, and may be deciduous in severe winters.
Developed mostly by Joseph Gable of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, Gable Hybrids include some of the hardiest evergreen azaleas available, thanks to the contributions...
(Deciduous Azalea, Knap Hill Azalea, Satan Azalea)
The geranium-red funnel-shaped blooms of this Knap Hill Hybrid azalea open from deeper red buds in late spring, before the foliage has fully emerged. Each flower bears a golden-orange blotch. This upright open medium-sized shrub has elliptical leaves that color nicely in fall.
Developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries at the famed Knap Hill Nursery in England, Knap Hill Hybrids are deciduous azaleas whose ancestry includes the Ghent and Molle hybrids and several Japanese...