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Azaleas and Rhododendron

  1. '2002 Convention', a pretty deciduous azalea. Can't find anything about its origin.
  2. 'Addy Wery', a Kurume hybrid azalea, upright habit, very floriferous.
  3. 'Admiral Semmes', one of the Confederate Series developed by Tom Dodd III.
  4. 'Ajit Thakur', a Bob Stewart hybrid azalea from Springfield, VA; named after Dr. Ajit Thakur from the ASA Northern Virginia chapter.
  5. 'Albert-Elisabeth', Syn 'Ohkan', (note spelling with s instead of z, see IRRC, 2nd edition, pg 30) one of the best known Belgian Indian hybrids, a sport of 'Haerewille Pink Pearl', introduced by Haerens & Wille in 1921.
  6. 'Alexandria', a Glenn Dale hybrid that was never officially distributed.
  7. 'Alight', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  8. 'Alpenrose', a Deckert hybrid azalea. Emile Antoine Deckert, see The Azalean 34(1), pp 12-13.
  9. 'Ambrosia', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea, photo taken by Dr. Bob Hobbs on a tour of the Ten Oaks Nursery in 1995 showing me standing by an 18 foot specimen of 'Ambrosia'.
  10. 'Amoenum', a very old azalea, believed to have originated in Japan but introduced to UK from Shanghai by Robert Fortune in 1850.
  11. 'Amoenum', 'Millie Mac', 'Rivermist', 'Canary Isles', 'Kintaiyo', 'Ambrosia', 'Girard's Fuchsia', and 'Georgia Giant'. , .
  12. 'Amoenum', 'Lily Marin', 'Hazel Dawson', 'Ashley Ruth', and 'Vespers', 'Amoenum' and a group.
  13. 'Andrew Haskell', an Eden Hybrid. See The Azalean (4) 1, January 1982, pp 1-5.
  14. 'Annamaria', a Hooftman hybrid azalea, very similar to 'Palestrina'.
  15. 'Antoinette Martin', a Joe Klimavicz Hybrid from Springfiled, VA.
  16. 'Appalalchian Gold', an Aromi deciduous azalea.
  17. 'Arneson Flame', a deciduous Arneson hybrid azalea. It absolutely glows in full sun.
  18. 'Aromi Sunny-side-up', an Aromi deciduous azalea.
  19. 'Ashley Ruth', a Bob Stewart hybrid azalea from Springfield, VA.
  20. Autumn Fire(R), an Encore(R) hybrid, marketed under its registered trademark name, the cultivar name is 'Roblez'.
  21. Autumn Sunburt(R), an Encore(R) hybrid, marketed under its registered trademark name, the cultivar name is 'Roblet'.
  22. Azalea Root Systems
  23. B32140, specimen of 'Cinderella', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  24. BA65-54-10, an unnamed Back Acres hybrid azalea. The Back Acres Hybrids were developed by Ben Morrison. Fifty-three were named and introduced by Morrison.
  25. 'Baby Jill', (not 'Baby Jill') a Mossholder-Bristow (Gold Cup) hybrid azalea named for Milford Portwood's eldest daughter. See 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' below.
  26. 'Balsaminiflorum', a selection of R. indicum, a double form.
  27. 'Beni-kirishima', a Satsuki with a double, strong reddish orange flower.
  28. 'Best Red' seedling, a Rhododendron calendulaceum seedling from 'Best Red', a nice red discovered on Hooper Bald.
  29. 'Betty Anne Voss', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea.
  30. 'Betty Ellen', a Bob Stewart Hybrid azalea.
  31. 'Beni-kirishima', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, a double flower form with a foliacious calyx.
  32. 'Ben Morrison', a USDA hybrid azalea.
  33. 'Big Joe', a Gable hybrid azalea.
  34. 'Bill Miller', a Stewart hybrid azalea, aka RBS83. Photo from Bob Stewart, posted with permission.
  35. 'Blue Danube', a Van Hecke Kaempferi Hybrid from Belgium; aka 'Blaue Donau' and 'Meteor'.
  36. 'Blue Tip', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea.
  37. 'Bobbi Gail', an unnamed USDA hybrid azalea, B42321-285, a rescue from Morrison's Belgian-Glenn Dale work begun in 1947.
  38. 'Boldface', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea. Size and hue of the ring varies from flower to flower and year to year.
  39. 'Brookside Delight', a USDA hybrid azalea and sister seedling to 'Mrs. LBJ'.
  40. 'B. Y. Morrison', parentage unknown, named by Henry Hohman of Kingsville Nursery and not to be confused with 'Ben Morrison' which blooms much earlier, see above.
  41. 'Canary Isles', an Aromi deciduous hybrid.
  42. 'Cannon's Double', Galle lists it as an Exbury hybrid azalea, a double form.
  43. 'Caprice', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea, a sport of 'Easter Parade' (see also 'Cha Cha' below).
  44. 'Carbineer', a Glenn Dale Hybrid azalea; the brown patches on the petals are probably petal blight.
  45. 'Carrie Amanda', a Schroeder Hybrid azalea; the Schroeder Hybrids, from Evansville, Indiana, are known for their hardiness.
  46. 'Cattleya', a Kurume hybrid azalea.
  47. 'Cecile' X 'Gibraltar' unnamed deciduous seedling from ARS seed.
  48. 'Cha Cha', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow Hybrid azalea; a sport of 'Baby Jill' (see also 'Caprice', 'Easter Parade', 'White Orchid).
  49. 'Chetco', Slonecker hybrid azalea, a very nice yellow azalea from 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman'.
  50. 'Chinsai', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, basic white with variable stripes, sectors, and self colored flowers of varing hue and concentration.
  51. chlorosis, a common problem with azaleas where leaf tissue is a light green and the leaf veins are a dark green --- note the healthy green foliage.
  52. 'Chojuho', an unusual Satsuki with a persistent corolla that changes color from red to brownish orange.
  53. 'Cinderella', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  54. 'City ofTakoma Park', AKA 'Takoma Park', a plant brought to Takoma Park from Pass Christian by Stuart Armstrong after Morrison's death.
  55. 'Clara Haler', hose-in-hose azalea introduced in 2004 by Bill Pinkerton,Genesis Gardens, Crossville, Tennessee.
  56. 'Clearcreek', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea, very fragrant.
  57. 'Cleopatra', a Kaempferi Hybrid from C. B. van Nes & Sons, pre 1939.
  58. 'Coccineum Major', a Ghent Hybrid azalea, and a very pleasing orange color.
  59. 'Coral Bells', a Kurume Hybrid azalea. Should be compared with 'Marj T' which I believe is better.
  60. 'Coronado Red', a Harris Hybrid azalea. a nice red.
  61. 'Country Cousin', an Aromi Hybrid azalea. a nice, fragrant, orangy-yellow.
  62. 'Dancing Rabbit', a deciduous Aromi hybrid.
  63. 'Dan Krabill', a Bob Stewart Hybrid from Springfield, VA.
  64. 'Dauntless', a Glenn Dale Hybrid azalea.
  65. 'David Waldman', a Roslyn Hybrid azalea.
  66. 'Dayspring', an early blooming Glenn Dale Hybrid azalea.
  67. 'Debonaire', a Back Acres Hybrid, originally named Cupid.
  68. 'Delaware Valley White', It is not a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea as some have suggested. According to Carl Ornorff, it was named after the Delaware Valley Nursery in the early 1950's.
  69. 'Dick West', a Holly Springs Hybrid developed by Col. Pete Vines. Named for Richard Thurston West, a grand gentleman; see The Azalean, 18(4) pp68-71.
  70. Dieback, Dieback in a mature Rhododendron.
  71. 'Dixie Beauty' - See 'Red Formosum'
  72. 'Dogwood, Raised by A. N. Roberts and introduced by George J. Ball, Inc. See also 'Freida's Benjamin', a sport of 'Dogwood'.
  73. 'Don Voss', a Bob Stewart Hybrid from Springfield, Virgina named for Donald Hagen Voss, a gentleman and scholar who made many contributions to the management and welfare of the Azalea Society.
  74. 'Dream', One of the nicer pink Glenn Dale hybrids.
  75. 'Easter Parade', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea. See 'Caprice' above.
  76. 'Easter Parade' and 'Caprice', 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' side-by-side comparison. See also 'Baby Jill' above.
  77. 'Elsie Lee', a Shammerello hybrid azalea, a popular double and used extensively as a parent to convey cold hardiness.
  78. 'Emile', a Ghent Hybrid, acquired from cuttings from the Glenn Dale Plant Introduction Station collection of Ghents.
  79. 'Escatawpa', s selection of R. austrinum
  80. 'Fairfax', a George Ring Hybrid.
  81. 'Fairmount', a First State Hybrid developed by Nels Nelson of Millsboro, Delaware.
  82. 'Festive', a Glenn Dale hybrid, this 25 year old plant is ten feet tall.
  83. 'Flame', a Kurume hybrid, aka 'Suetsumu'. Under the name HEA34, was used as a breeder in Morrison's Glenn Dale hybrid work.
  84. 'Flame Creeper', a very slow and low growing selection of R. indicum.
  85. 'Flavum', deciduous azalea, origin unknown.
  86. Flower Buds (deciduous), they look different from evergreen flower buds (see Flower Buds (evergreen) below).
  87. Flower Buds (evergreen), evergreen flower buds are smaller and often hard to see with surrounding tissue.
  88. 'Fourth of July', a selection of Rhododendron oldhamii.
  89. 'Fragrant Star', a polyploid form of 'Snowbird (R. atlanticum X R. canescens) developed at Briggs Nursery.
  90. 'Freida's Benjamin', named and introduced by the late Freida Hill of Pavo, Georgia, a sport of 'Dogwood'.
  91. 'Frontier Gold', a deciduous Aromi hybrid.
  92. FS-87, This plant probably no longer exists. It is not a cultivar name... thus no single quotes. The FS is Frank Santamour.
  93. 'Fuji-moyo', a double flower, releated to the Mucronatum azaleas.
  94. 'Gaiety', an attractive Glenn Dale hybrid.
  95. 'Geisha', an attractive, white with stripes, Glenn Dale hybrid, similar to 'Festive', but with the color more purple than red.
  96. 'George Lindley Taber', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea, a very light purple blush with an irregular white margin. It is a sport of 'Omurasaki'. See The Azalean, Vol. 29(4), 2008, p87.
  97. 'Georgia Giant', a Harris hybrid azalea,a very large white flower.
  98. 'Gibraltar', an Knap Hill Hybrid, vivid orange and frilled.
  99. 'Girard's Crimson', a Girard Evergreen azalea.
  100. 'Girard's Fuchsia', a Girard Evergreen azalea.
  101. 'Gloria Still', a Harris Hybrid with an interesting white blotch.
  102. 'Gold Dust', an Exbury hybrid azalea.**** This is really pretty, but it isn't 'Gold Dust'.
  103. 'Goldstrike', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  104. 'Golden Eagle', an Auburn University Hybrid; a nice yellow.
  105. 'Golden Lights', a Northern Lights Hybrid from the University of Minnesota.
  106. 'Grace Freeman', a Glenn Dale Hybrid, a sport named after Oliver Myles Freeman's wife.
  107. 'Grace Katherine', a Bob Stewart Hybrid from Springfield, Virginia; photo by Bob Stewart, here with permission.
  108. 'Green Mist', a Belgian-Glenn Dale Hybrid, See The Azalean 6(2) pp 33-35.
  109. 'Guy Yerkes', a Yerkes-Pryor or Beltsville Hybrid.
  110. 'Gypsy', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  111. 'Hakatashiro', white flowers with chartreuse throat; selection of indicum. Hakata (Fukuoka) is a city on the southern island of Kyushu, and shiro means white.
  112. 'Hampton Beauty', a Pericat Hybrid that was named by Le-Mac nursery.
  113. 'Hazel Dawson', a Dawson Hybrid with attractive fall color.
  114. 'H.H. Hume', a Yerkes-Pryor or Beltsville Hybrid.
  115. 'Harris Purple', a Harris hybrid azalea, hose-in-hose, late blooming.
  116. 'High Tide', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  117. 'Highlander', an evergreen azalea with a big purple flower, introduced by Ruth Harrington.
  118. Hooper's Best Red Seedling, this orangy deciduous azalea is derived from what was identified as the best red on Hooper's Bald.
  119. Hu2-5-21, a Huang hybrid from China, imported by Dr.George F. Drake
  120. 'Ima-shojo', a Kurume hybrid azalea, syn 'Christmas Cheer', a very nice red.
  121. 'Isabel Chisolm', a Chisolm-Merritt hybrid azalea, Julian J. Chisolm II (Jack) and Dr. Edwin Atkins Merritt, from the early 1930s.
  122. 'Iveryanum', a Southern Indian Hybrid, Morrison described this as "pure white with a faint suggestion of a chartreuse blotch and occaional flakes of Spinel Pink."
  123. 'Jake's Red', an Earl Sommerville selection of Rhododendron flammeum.
  124. 'James Stewart', a Bob Stewart evergreen azalea; photo from Bob Stewart, posted with permission.
  125. 'Jane's Gold', a deciduous Aromi hybrid.
  126. 'Janet Miller', a Bob Stewart evergreen hybrid, the working name was RBS102.
  127. 'Janet Rhea', a Lindwood Hardy Hybrid azalea with a very large, up to six inch, flower.
  128. 'Joan Garrett', a Harris hybrid azalea with a very large, up to six inch, flower.
  129. 'J. T. Lovett', an orange-red selection from indicum aka 'Macranthum Rose'.
  130. 'Jay Valentine', a Harris hybrid azalea from Lawrenceville, Georgia; a very nice red flower.
  131. 'Joga', a Satsuki hybrid azalea and a sport of 'Izayoi'. Low growing with white flowers and reddish dots in the blotch.
  132. 'Kagamijishi', a Satsuki hybrid azalea with a high degree of variablilty.
  133. 'Kagura', a Kurume hybrid, one of "Creech's Fifty."
  134. 'Kaitlin Elizabeth', a Bob Stewart evergreen azalea from Springfield, VA; photo by Bob Stewart; posted with permission.
  135. 'King's Trumpeter', an Aromi Hybrid, one of Maarten Van Der Gissen's favorites."
  136. 'Kintaiyo', a Kurume hybrid azalea with a petaloid calyx -- technically not a hose-in-hose.
  137. 'Klondyke', deciduous, a Knap Hill hybrid azalea.
  138. 'Kobold', a Glenn Dale Hybrid, sometimes described as a brown red.
  139. 'Kokinsai' (not), this Satsuki was acquired in 1985 from the late Russell Scott at Country Gardens Nursery in Mobile.
  140. 'Koromo Shikibu', a narrow petaled flower.
  141. 'Koryu', small flowering Satsuki hybrid.
  142. 'Lady Cavendish', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea that is hardy in Zone 7.
  143. 'Lady Cavendish', Hu-2-5-41,'Aromi Sunny-side-up','Caprice',and'Pocono Pink',
  144. 'Lady Edith', a Southern Indian hybrid azalea (also called 'Anthenon') --- a sport of 'Iveryana'..
  145. 'Landon Pride', a Miller Hybrid Azalea, a very dark color which the camera stuggles to capture.
  146. 'Laura's Baby', obtained from Nancy Swell and named after her granddaughter.
  147. Leaf Gall, a highjacking of azalea leaf tissue by the fungus Exobasidum vacinii that results in an unattractive and enlarged tumor-like structure.
  148. 'Lemon Lights', a deciduous azalea azalea from the Northern Lights Series and the University of Minnesota.
  149. 'Lily Marin', Hybrid Group?, a single, hose-in-hose flower.
  150. 'Lovely Linda', a Klimavicz Hybrid from Vienna, Virginia; an example of a hose-in-hose flower.
  151. 'Luna', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea which was thought to be lost and which resembles a less leggy 'Martha Hitchcock'.
  152. 'Maderstrom', evergreen azalea of unknown origin and not in any of my references; acquired from Frank White many years ago.
  153. 'Matsukasa', evergreen azalea developed by Koichiro Wada; reported to be kiusianum X indicum, note the ten stamen,
  154. 'Margaret Douglas', a Back Acres hybrid azalea, one of my favorites from that group.
  155. 'Marj T', Spring Fanfare', 'Parfait', Appalachian Gold', and 'Cleopatra',
  156. 'Marshy Point Daisy', a Marshy Point Hybrid.
  157. 'Marshy Point Hanky Panky', a Marshy Point Hybrid.
  158. 'Marshy Point Red Tape', a Marshy Point Hybrid.
  159. 'Martha Hitchcock', a popular Glenn Dale hybrid, note the leaves.
  160. 'Mary Lynn', an Aichele Hybrid from the Carolina Floral Nursery at Mt. Holly, South Carolina; a seedling of 'Sweetbriar'.
  161. 'Mary Rutley', a Bob Stewart Hybrid from Springfield, Virginia; a Bob Stewart photo; posted with permission.
  162. 'Maxwellii', a form of 'Phoeniceum' aka 'Aka-yodogawa' and 'Maxwell'.
  163. 'Mel's Rose Williams', a deciduous native American azalea.
  164. 'Melba's Dream', a curious deciduous azalea, hybridized, grown, and named 'Melba' by A. Rudko --- and renamed by Harry Weiskittel.
  165. 'Merlin', a popular Glenn Dale hybrid.
  166. 'Midnight Flare', a Harris hybrid azalea, a particularly dark red.
  167. 'Miller Light', curious foliage, one of my hybrids, The formula is 'Parfait' x 'Ho-oden'.
  168. 'Millie Mac', a mutation discovered by F. T. McConnell on a wild collected form of R. austrinum.
  169. 'Morning Star', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea (center) with two sports.
  170. 'Mount Saint Helens', a Girard deciduous azalea with an attrative yellowish-orange blotch.
  171. 'Mrs. Emma Jones', a Dewey Garrett evergreen hybrid that resembles 'Vittatum'.
  172. 'Mrs. Anne G. Pennington', a Ralph Pennington evergreen hybrid that resembles 'Vittatum',
  173. 'My Mary', a George Beasley hybrid azalea ('Nacoochee' X R. austrinum) from Transplant Nursery.
  174. 'Narcissiflorum', a Ghent hybrid azalea, not to be confused with the evergreen double Mucronatum of the same name.
  175. 'Narcissiflorum', a double form of Mucronatum, aka 'Shiro-manyo' its Japanese name.
  176. 'Nels Pete', syn 'Pete', a Free State hybrid azalea developed by Nels Nelson of Millsboro, Delaware.
  177. 'Nico', Parentage is unknown but it was registered by Vuyk van Nes Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
  178. 'Nuccio's Bewitched', evergreen azalea from Nuccio's nursery in California; attractive strap-like petals
  179. 'Oh My', a Satsuki associated with R. K. Beattie and named by George Harding. See the details on the index page.
  180. 'Olga Niblett', a Robin Hill evergreen azalea, white with a touch of yellow.
  181. 'Omurasaki', a Hirado hybrid, a large purple flower from which 'George Lindley Taber' was derived. See The Azalean, Vol. 29(4), 2008, p87.
  182. 'Oriflamme', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  183. 'Osaraku', a Kurume hybrid azalea, aka 'Penelope' and Wilson #17.
  184. 'Oxydol', a Knap Hill hybrid azalea.
  185. 'Pam Corckran', a Marshy Point hybrid azalea.
  186. 'Parfait', a Harris hybrid azalea.
  187. 'Parfait' x 'Ho-oden', one of my early crosses that shows the influence of 'Ho-oden'.
  188. 'Patrick William', a Bowie Mill hybrid azalea developed by Buck Clagett.
  189. 'Pink Cascade', a Harris hybrid azalea that can be grown in a hanging planter. Photo obtained from James Harris.
  190. 'Pink Macranthum', A Satsuki with a double flower.
  191. 'Pixie', a Glenn Dale hybrid, small and starry shaped with a white border.
  192. 'Plainsman', an Auburn University Hybrid.
  193. 'Pocono Pink', parentage unknown. an unnamed rescue by Nancy Swell and Rosalie Nachman from a local Richmond, Va nursery in 1979 --- named, introduced, and registered by Nancy Swell. See THE AZALEAN, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 58-59.
  194. 'Polypetalum', a Satsuki azalea, cultivar name derived from Rhododendron indicum var. polypetalum.
  195. 'Ponderosa', Corinne Murrah named it after the tomato color. She says it was BA25-49-1. Note: compare with 'Badinage'.
  196. 'Pride of Lawrenceville', a Harris hybrid from Lawrencewille, Georgia
  197. 'Providence', Introduced by L. Malcolm Clark of Chandler Gardens in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
  198. 'Pryored', a USDA introduction in honor of Robert Lee Pryor. See THE AZALEAN, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 32.
  199. Pryor's 75-305, Pryor's yellow evergreen azalea, taken at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
  200. 'Purple Macranthum', A Satsuki with a double flower.
  201. 'Radiant Red', An Aromi decidious and fragrant hybrid. The cross is given as ON-3 x 'Red King'.
  202. 'Raggedy Ann', a Gable hybrid azalea (not mentioned in Hybrids and Hybridizers); obtained from Caroline Gable by Don Hyatt.
  203. RBS9, Here is a series of un-named Bob Stewart Hybrids; photo by Bob Stewart; posted with permission
  204. 'Red-eyed Orchid Queen', a Schroeder evergreen azalea from Evansville, Indiana.
  205. 'Red Formosum', a dark red flower from the Formosum Group; also known as 'Dixie Beauty'.
  206. 'Redmond', a Robin Hill hybrid.
  207. 'Red Tip', a Robin Hill hybrid.
  208. 'Refrain', 'White Orchids', and 'Vespers', a comparison.
  209. Rhododendron arborescens, aka the smooth or sweet azalea.
  210. Rhododendron atlanticum, a short (approx 1 meter) and fragrant American native azalea.
  211. Rhododendron 'Bountiful', an elepidote rhododendron.
  212. Rhododendron 'Calsap', an elepidote rhododendron.
  213. Rhododendron calendulaceum, the flame azalea, a yellow form obtained from the Glenn Dale Plant Introduction Station.
  214. Rhododendron canescens, aka Florida pinxter azalea, the Piedmont azalea, and the hoary azalea.
  215. Rhododendron colemanii, the Red Hills azalea.
  216. Rhododendron degronianum subsp. heptamerum, formerly called metternichii.
  217. Rhododendron 'Delp's Bountiful', a Delp rhododendron.
  218. Rhododendron eastmanii, an American native azalea, aka the May white azalea, also called the Santee azalea.
  219. Rhododendron flammeum, an American native azalea, aka Oconee Azalea, not fragrant.
  220. Rhododendron flammeum X R. canescens, plant obtained from James Harris. He indicated it was from a group of flammeum but that it could be a hybrid with canescens.
  221. Rhododendron 'Janet Blair', a very pretty elipdote Rhododendron.
  222. Rhododendron kaempferi, Torch Azalea, native to Japan.
  223. Rhododendron kaempferi, white form.
  224. Rhododendron makinoi, plant.
  225. Rhododendron mariesii, plant, Maries azalea.
  226. Rhododendron maximum, red stem form (but stem is not very red).
  227. Rhododendron minus, flower.
  228. Rhododendron occidentale, the western azalea; difficult to grow in the east.
  229. Rhododendron oldhamii , Oldham azalea. This species was used by Buddy Lee to create the Encore(R) hybrid azaleas.
  230. Rhododendron periclymenoides, flower, Pinxterbloom azalea.
  231. Rhododendron reticulatum , an early blooming, purple deciduaous azalea; aka rose azalea and Koba-no-mitsuba tsutsuji; native to Japan.
  232. Rhododendron sichotense. This is a small leaf rhody closely related to mucronulatum and dauricum.
  233. Rhododendron simsii and 'Vittatum'. Contrary to Wilson and Rehder, Lee, and Galle, I don't believe they are related.
  234. Rhododendron tashiroi, plant.
  235. Rhododendron tashiroi, R. mariesii, and R. schlippenbachi, flower comparison (L to R).
  236. Rhododendron vaseyi, the pinkshell azalea, the flower form differs slightly from most of the American native azaleas
  237. Rhododendron viscosum, the swamp azalea, a later blooming American native; very frgrant.
  238. 'Rivermist', a Harris hybrid azalea, a sister seedling to 'Parfait'. Both very cold hardy. I like 'Parfait' more.
  239. 'Rosa Belton', a Belgian Indian Hybrid. Seems to be sufficiently hardy so far.
  240. 'Robled', an Encore hybrid azalea, marketed under the name Autumn Chiffon(TM), PP15862
  241. 'Robleo', an Encore hybrid azalea, a double marketed under the name Autumn Belle(TM), PP19899.
  242. 'Roblet', an Encore hybrid azalea, a single showing a little petaloidy, marketed under the name Autumn Sunburst(TM), PP25072.
  243. S99-9, a nice double of unknown origin, and sold for many years by Frank White in Lanham, Maryland.
  244. 'Saint James', a Back Acres Hybrid azalea.
  245. 'Salmon Solomon', a sport of 'Southern Charm', note the odd sector, possibly a reversion. (Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, SFA Mast Arb., Nacogdoches, TX, 2007.
  246. 'Sandra's Green Ice', introduced by Dr. Sandra McDonald.
  247. 'Sandy Dandy', a Klimavicz evergreen hybrid.
  248. 'Satrap', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea, derived from B32140, see above.
  249. 'Scherzo' (a sport of), This is a sport of 'Scherzo' See The Azalean, Vol. 14, No. 1, March 1992, cover and p 4.
  250. 'Schroeder's White Glory', a Schroeder hybrid azalea. The Schroeder hybrid azaleas are known for their cold hardiness.
  251. 'Seattle White', a USDA hybrid azalea rescued from the Glenn Dale Plant Introduction Station and introduced at the 1995 ASA National Meeting in Rockville, Maryland.
  252. Seed Pod, deciduous azalea seed pods.
  253. 'Seigai', an evergreen azalea with distinctive flowers and peculiar foliage. The leaves are about a 1/4" wide and about 3" long --- and kind of "crinkly" looking.
  254. 'Shimmer', a Glenn Dale hybrid.
  255. 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki', a Satsuki hybrid with a glowing border.
  256. 'Shiro-manyo', a double form of Mucronatum, aka 'Narcissiflorum' --- not to be confused with the deciduous yellow Ghent.
  257. 'Shinkigen', a Satsuki hybrid azalea, quite variable, although the irregular white margin seems to be the predominant flower.
  258. 'Shizu-no-mai', a Kurume Hybrid.
  259. 'Silver Sword', 'Silver Sword' foliage is varigated and will attempt to revert. If the more vigourous green foliage is not removed, the sport can be lost.
  260. 'Siskin', a Knaphill hybrid azalea, believed to be luteum x molle and registerd in 1962 by Waterer.
  261. 'Snowclad', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  262. Solar Glow(TM), The cultivar name is 'QBacka', part of Sunbow(R) Azalea Series of the Southern Living Plant Collection.
  263. 'Spring Fanfare', a deciduous Aromi hybrid azalea.
  264. 'Stonewall Jackson', one of the Confederate Series developed by Tom Dodd III
  265. Sugar&Spice, a de Waele Hybrid. It's a double evergreen azalea. This is not a cultivar name so there are no single quotes.
  266. 'Super', According to Buddy Lee, this came from Mel and Ruby Williams of Angie, Louisiana and dates back to the late sixties.
  267. 'Surprise', a Glenn Dale hybrid that resembles the azalea 'Ben Morrison'.
  268. 'Takoma Park', a Morrison hybrid azalea, aka 'City of Takoma Park', brought back from Pass Christian, Mississippi to Takoma Park, Maryland by Stuart Armstrong after Morrison's death.
  269. 'Talbot', a Robin Hill hybrid azalea with ruffled petals.
  270. Thirsty Azalea, Potted azaleas tend to dry out more quickly than those in the landscape; Azaleas will tell you when they are dry.
  271. 'Tina's Whorled', one of Buck Clagett's Bowie Mill hybrid azaleas, a reddish purple strap petalled form like 'Koromo Shikibu'. See The Azalean, Vol. 24(1), 2002, p.9.
  272. 'Treasure', a Glenn Dale Hybrid and sister seedling to 'Sheila' which it resembles closely.
  273. USDA 328, an unnamed Beltsville hybrid azalea obtained from the Ten Oaks Nursery. See comparison with 'H. H. Hume' above.
  274. 'Varnadoe's Apricot', a Varnadoe (austrinum) hybrid.
  275. 'Vespers', chiefly a white Glenn Dale with rare occurances of purple stripes, sectors and purple self colored flower the
  276. 'Vittatum', formerly 'Vittata Fortunei' and histoically important as a major contributor to the Glenn Dale hybrids.
  277. 'Vivation', a Harris hybrid azalea, aka Harris 170-A.
  278. 'Walter's Pinwheel', strap-like flower developed by Walter Przypek of Yorktown, VA.
  279. 'White Jade', a Back Acres hybrid.
  280. 'White Orchids', Gold Cup or Mossholder-Bristow hybrid azalea from California. See 'Caprice' and 'Easter Parade' above and Group below.
  281. 'Wildfire', a Glenn Dale hybrid azalea.
  282. wilt, azalea foliage is a good indicator that an azalea is dry and needs prompt attention.
  283. 'Yellow Cloud', a Hyatt hybrid azalea.
  284. 'Yodogawa'double form of species Rhododendron yedoense, syn 'Botan-tsutsuji'
  285. 'Zoe Elizabeth Stoltz', a Klimavicz Hybrid, a frilly, double evergreen azalea.
  286. 'Zulu', a Glenn Dale Hybrid.

Companion Plants and Other Plants of Interest
  1. Amaryllis 'Amazone', a large flower with a green throat and red stripes on a white background.
  2. Amaryllis 'Aphrodite', a very large double, reddish colored tips lightening to a green center.
  3. Amaryllis 'Charisma', a colorful blend of white and red.
  4. Amaryllis 'Exotica', colorful, orangy red.
  5. Amaryllis 'Lydia', a nice orangy red.
  6. Amaryllis A Group, a nice group image.
  7. Amaryllis'Melusine', white with red striations and a radiating, yellowish-green thorat.
  8. Amaryllis 'Nagano', a subtle orangy red.
  9. Amaryllis 'Naughty Lady', a brassy striped orangy red with a green throat.
  10. Amaryllis 'Night Star', a very narrow petal --- not particularly appeallng to me.
  11. Amaryllis 'Pink Impression', a reddish border with a white star and a green center.
  12. Amaryllis 'Prince Carnival', similar to 'Naughty Lady' but more subtle and a much larger flower.
  13. Amaryllis 'Red Pearl', a remarkably dark red --- darker than the image shows.
  14. Amaryllis 'Santana', colorful with long and narrow petals.
  15. Amaryllis 'Susan', a large orangy flower.
  16. anemone, Anemone nemorosa, aka wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed; a perenial, early spring member of the buttercup family.
  17. Asiatic dayflower, Commelina communis, an attractive weed with two blue petals; was observed during an outing to Great Falls along the trail to Olmsted Island (near the C&O canal).
  18. Bull Thistle Seed, Cirsium vulgare, a single seed with thistledown
  19. Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa, a birght showy orange, a perenial herb and member of the milkweed family.
  20. Camellia 'Debutante' aka 'Sara C. Hastie', attractively displayed in a crystal bowl, a southern tradition.
  21. Camellia 'Kumasaka' performs well in my Zone 7.
  22. Camellia Leaf Gall on Camellia 'Magnoliaeflora'
  23. Camellia 'Magnoliaeflora' a Camellia that performs well in my West Bethesda, Maryland yard.
  24. Camellia 'Snow Flurry' a Camellia developed by Dr. William Ackerman that performs well in my West Bethesda, Maryland yard.
  25. Companion Plants, (L to R, oblique view) blue salvia (Salvia farinacea), red salvia (Salvia splendens) and Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)
  26. Canna Lily
  27. Cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis and Lobelia siphilitica, cardinal flower (red) and blue cardinal flower (blue) --- wild flowers that are very popular with the humingbirds.
  28. carpetweed Mollugo verticillata, aka Indian chickweed, an invasive, mat forming, rapidly spreading, annual weed with a little white flower .
  29. celandine poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum .
  30. Chionodoxa, Chionodoxa spp, aka glory-of-the-snow; a small early blooming bulb native to western Turkey... this one with a pretty powder blue flower.
  31. clivia, Clivia miniata, aka flame lily, bush lily, Kaffir Lily. a broadleaf, evergreen, clumping perennial related to amaryllis, native to South Africa, the name is derived from Lady Floretina Clive.
  32. crocus, Crocus spp, an attractive and diminutive early blooming (early March) bulb.
  33. dog vomit fungus, Fuligo septica , A slime mold. It enjoys worldwide distribution and is often found on bark mulches after heavy rain. Not harmful to people or other plants, it is yellow in color.
  34. floating heart, Nymphoides peltata, small yellow-flowering aquatic plant, leaves resemble water lily but smaller.
  35. Daphne, Daphne odora, small flowers but very fragrant.
  36. Enkianthus spp., distant relative of rhododendrons.
  37. false lupine, Thermopsis chinensis 'Sophia', this is a dwarf selection of a rare lupine relative introduced by North Creek Nurseries.
  38. Georgia plume, Elliottia racemosa, a very rare, threatened shrub/small tree found only in a few isolated areas of Georgia.
  39. hairy bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta, a very early germinating annual weed. That's a quarter for scale. Photo taken 12-25-20.
  40. hardy cyclamen, Cyclamen hederifolium, aka Persian violet, low growing, white tinged, pink herbaceous perennial with interesting folliage.
  41. Hibiscus'Lilikoi Yellow', an azalea companion plant and an annual with large flowers.
  42. Hosta spp., sometimes referred to as deer food.
  43. hollyhock, Alcea 'Simplex', a biennial, in my experience it had disease problems which dampened my enthusiasm.
  44. iris, Iris pseudacorus, aka yellow flag iris, herbaceous yellow-flowering perennial native to Europe,western Asia and northwest Africa
  45. Japanese stiltgrass, Microstegium vimineum, an industrial grade weed which will grow most anywhere under any conditions... a terible weed for which there is no effective control.
  46. Kalmia latifolia, Mountain laurel, a nice azalea companion plant.
  47. lambsquarters, Chenopodium album, an edible weed, aka melde, pigweed, and goosefoot; native to Europe, Asia, and North America.
  48. leaf gall, Exobasidium vaccinii, a common fungus problem during cool, wet springs that transforms leaf tissue primarily to curled, swollen, and waxy galls.
  49. magic lily, Lycoris squamigera, common names: magic lily, mystery lily, naked ladies, resurrection lily, surprise lily.
  50. mandevilla, a tropical, perennial vine; not cold hardy in Bethesda; pretty but all parts are poisonous.
  51. mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata, aka tearthumb, a rapidly growing (six inches per day), invasive annual vine from Asia that forms mats.
  52. Monarda didyma, bee-balm. Good for butterflies and hummingbirds.
  53. montebretia or Crocosmia 'George Davidson', (yellow on left) and red salvia Salvia splendens
  54. morning glory, a flowering vine; aka moon flower, often viewed as an undesirable weed.
  55. mullein, Verbascum thapsus, an interesting member of the snapdragon family; but a weed nonetheless; really hairy foliage.
  56. night blooming cereus, Epiphyllum oxypetalum, a member of the cactus family.
  57. Nymphaea 'Texas Dawn', a large flowering yellow and hardy water lily.
  58. Orchid Roblar 'Orange Charm', an SLC (Sophrolaeliocattleya) or multigeneric hybrid.
  59. Orchid Gold Digger 'Orglades Mandarin', an LC (Laeliocattleya) or bigeneric hybrid.
  60. Orchid Colmanara Wildcat 'Perfume Lily', a Colmanara (made up of Miltonia, Odontoglossum, Oncidium) or multigeneric hybrid.
  61. Picekerel Rush Pontederia cordata, a nice element in a pond landscape.
  62. plantain, Plantago major, a common, edible weed.
  63. Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivanti'Goldsturm', black-eyed Susan, the Maryland State flower.
  64. Nodding Lady's Tresses, Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford', a native orchid, gross view.
  65. pineapple sage, Salvia elegans, aka honey melon sage, tangerine sage... a red flowering, fall blooming, perennial member of the mint family, native to Mexico and Guatemala.
  66. Poison Ivy, Toxicodendron radicans, a common deciduous woody vine that produces an irritating oil (urushiol).
  67. primrose, Primula vulgaris, a low growing, early spring blooming perennial with yellow, white, or pink flowers and a basal rosette of leaves; yellow form.
  68. redwood (California redwood), Sequoia sempervirens, that's Janet Miller in front of a California redwood in 1987.
  69. Rosa, 'Nacogdoches', a Texas SuperStar Plant introduction which is foolishly being renamed 'Grandma's Yellow'.
  70. Sarracenia 'Judith Hindle', a hybrid pitcher plant.
  71. smartweed,Polygonum pensylvanicum, aka Persicaria pensylvanica Pennsylvania smartweed, a weed relatled to buckwheat, dock, and rhubarb.
  72. sow thistle, Sonchus oleraceus, an annual weed with a hollow upright stem; aka hare's colwort, milky tassel.
  73. spotted spurge, Euphorbia maculata, an annual weed, this one is chiefly characterized by a purple blotch (spot) on the leaves.
  74. Stewartia pseudocamellia, a medium sized flowering tree for those who are tired of dogwoods.
  75. straw foxglove, Digitalis lutea, a perennial and member of the figwort family, aka yellow foxglove.
  76. trillium, Trillium spp, Doesn't have roots per se but rather a horizontal stem called a rhizome.
  77. wingstem, Verbesina alternfolia, a weed, aka yellow ironweed; grows three to eight feet tall, blooms late summer to early fall.

Animals and Other
  1. American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, possibly from el lagarto, the Spanish term for "the lizard," image taken at Middleton Place, Charlestown,SC.
  2. Aphids, aphids Aphids on leaf underside of Helleborus orientalis or Lenten-rose.
  3. Aphids, oleander aphid, Aphis nerii, common on oleander as the name suggests but I see them on milkweed annually.
  4. Aphids, rose aphids, Macrosiphum rosae, a sap sucker which congregates around new rose buds.
  5. Bird, anhinga (male), Anhinga anhinga leucogaster, similar in appearance and behavior to the Cormorant, common names include Water-Turkey and Snake-bird.
  6. Bird, bald eagle, (adult), Haliaeetus leucocephalus, U.S. National Symbol, primarily a fish eater, it takes about five years to develop adult plummage.
  7. Bird, American goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
  8. Bird, black-capped chickadee, Parus atricapillus. a frequent visitor who just cannot get enough sunflower seeds.
  9. Bird, Cooper's hawk (juvenile), Accipiter cooperii
  10. Bird, great blue heron, Ardea herodias, one really big fish eater.
  11. Bird, herring gull, Larus argentatus, location was aboard a Viking Cruise ship at Beaumaris, Wales on Aug. 6, 2019. It was a windy day.
  12. Bird, house sparrow, Passer domesticus, a female preparing for a bath.
  13. Bird, Northern cardinal (male), Cardinalis cardinalis
  14. Bird, parakeet, Melopsittacus undulatusA seed eater, not native to here, so it must be someone's escaped pet.
  15. Bird, peacock (male), Pavo cristatus, Indian Peafowl in full display, image taken at "Magnolia on the Ashley," Charleston, South Carolina.
  16. Bird, red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus, , a male. He seems quite interested in sunflower seeds.
  17. Bird, ruby-throated hummingbird (immature), Archilochus colubris on cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis
  18. Bird, towhee, adult male, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, it is a ground feeder more often heard thrashing around in the underbrush before it is seen.
  19. Bird, white-breasted nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis, probably a juvenile since the black cap is not prominant, often an upside down bird,has the unique ability to go down tree trunks headfirst.
  20. Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, larger than the domestic ladybeetle, a predator in juvenile and adult stages, identified by the W or M behind the head. It can bite.
  21. assassin bug, Pselliopus spp, nymph stage, a quick moving, terrestrial, ambush predator which should not be handled carelessly. It can bite.
  22. azalea plant bug (APB), (adult), Rhinocapsus vanduzeei, on native azalea, a little red bug with a real big bite.
  23. big-eyed click beetle, (adult), Alaus oculatis, Note the two false eyespots which probably discourage preditors. The larval stage is called a wireworm, and it feeds on other insects in the soil
  24. birch catkin bug, (adult), Kleidocerys resedae, a seed eater common on birches and ericaceous shrubs.
  25. boxelder bug, (nymph) Boisea trivittata.
  26. brown marmorated stink bug, (early nymph), Halyomorpha halys, a pest of fruit and shade trees and many ornamentals.
  27. bumble bee, Bombus spp., bumble bee on 'Lady Cavendish'. Closely resembles carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea)
  28. Eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, male and both female forms, on butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa.
  29. Butterfly, monarch, Danaus plexippus, on butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa.
  30. citrus flatid planthopper, (adult) , Metcalfa pruinosa. The nymphs produce a mealybug-like white flocculent.
  31. clouded plant bug, Neurocolpus nubilus. a mirid or true bug.
  32. crane fly, Tipulidae family of insects, aka mosquito hawks and mosquito eaters. Resembling a big mosquito itself, it is harmless and doesn't eat mosquitoes
  33. Cicada, dog-day cicada, Neotibicen canicularis spp., sometimes called the annual cicada or locust.
  34. Cicada, 17-year locust, brood X, Magicicada, aka periodical cicada, discarded skin from which the adult emerges through a crack along the back.
  35. Deer, white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus
  36. Dog, Joey, Canis familiaris, a miniature pinscher, born April 22, 2004 --- stands all of fourteen inches at the shoulder --- but he plays much bigger.
  37. Dragonfly, blue dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, a pale blue dragonfly. This is a male. The female is more pale.
  38. Dragonfly, common green darner, Anax junius, a pretty green dragonfly. This is a female in the process oflaying eggs.
  39. Dragonfly, common sanddragon, Progomphus obscurus, probably a male. an inflight hunter, it prefers moving water.
  40. Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina ssp, carolina.
  41. Eastern chipmunk, Tamias striatus, I had never seen a chipmunk climb a tree.
  42. Eastern cottontail rabbit, Sylvilagus floridanus, cute but has a taste for Gumpos and other Satsuki azaleas.
  43. Eastern gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
  44. Flies, long-legged fly, Dolichopodidae family of flies, smaller than a house fly and metallic green to blue and bronze in color... not unattractive.
  45. Flies, sarcophagus fly, Sarcophaga spp, aka flesh fly; feeds on decaying meat or carrion; mostly a nuiscance pest but can be a vector for disease causing pathogens.
  46. Fox, red fox, Vulpes vulpes, a healthy looking specimen.
  47. fungus gnats, a common problem when cold tender plants are brought in for the winter. Here they were attracted to sundew plant.
  48. Frog, green frog, Rana clamitans, resting on water fringe or floating heart, Nymphoides peltata.
  49. honey Bee, Apis mellifera, The honey bee is on Mahonia bealei which is an early bloomer for the honey bees and early pollinators.
  50. house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, a common home invader; a predator and a very fast mover.
  51. lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides, a very common azalea pest on azaleas in full sun, symptom of lace bug presence... stippled effect on leaf.
  52. leaffooted bug, (nymph) Leptoglossus phyllopus.
  53. march fly (male), Bibio sp, identified as march fly by Gary Hevel, retired Dept. of Entomolgy, Smithsonian.
  54. milkweed bug (large milkweed bug), Oncopeltus fasciatus, on swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata.
  55. Moth, China mark moth, Nymphuliella daeckealis, Haven't seen the insect, but I know it's present by the damage.
  56. Moth, cutworm (yellowstriped armyworm), Spodoptera ornithogalli.
  57. Moth, Eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum in cherry tree.
  58. Moth, Fall webworm, Hyphantria cuneay (later instar) on blueberries.
  59. Moth, giant leopard moth, Hypecompe scribonia This, strictly nocturnal moth, is what the Wooly Bear caterpillar becomes.
  60. Moth, hickory horned devil/royal walnut moth, Citheronia regalis, This six inch, scary-looking caterpillar is a member of the silk moth family.
  61. Moth, hummingbird moth, Hemaris spp, on swamp azalea, Rhododendron viscosum.
  62. Moth, orange-striped oakworm, Anisota senatoria, aka orange-tipped oakworm, a late season feeder on oak, chestnut, birch, maple, and hickory.
  63. Moth, pale beauty, Campaea perlata, an attractive member of the Geometridae family, or inch worm.
  64. Moth, woollybear caterpillar, Pyrrharctia isabella, aka banded woolly bear and the Isabella tiger moth
  65. Moth, yellow wooly bear, Spilosoma virginica, caterpillar form of Virginian tiger moth.
  66. Raccoon, Procyon lotor, , an infrequent, late night visitor --- best left alone and never cornered --- often feared as a vector for rabies.
  67. Sawfly, Nematus sp., possibly Nematus corylus, feasting on Corylus avellana 'Contorta' or Harry Lauder's walking stick (common names are corkscrew filbert and contorted hazelnut).
  68. Sawfly, azalea sawfly, Amauronematus azaleae, feasting on deciduous azalea.
  69. Scale, cottony camellia scale, Pulvinaria floccifera, a soft scale, eggs hatch in May and June.
  70. Shark, sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus *** Who said gardening wasn't dangerous?
  71. Slug, ventral view, making its slimy way up my office window late one night --- not my favorite critter.
  72. Snake, brown water snake, Nerodia taxispilota. Picture taken at Middleton Gardens on the banks of the Ashley River in South Carolina.
  73. Snake, Eastern garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, very common and beneficial, non-poisonous snake, up to four feet long.
  74. Toad, American toad, Bufo americanus, making more toads. Note the eggs in the lower left.
  75. "wild cat", aka Bengal cat, a hybrid derived from the cross between a domesticated cat and a wild cat (not a lynx). There are two in my neighborhood.

  1. Miller Garden, 'L to R, 'Schroeder's White Glory' 'H. H. Hume' 'Osaraku', 2nd view.