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Proven Performers for District One Chapters

The Public Education Committee asked chapters to compile lists of the best performing rhododendrons in their areas.  The list below give plants with good form, foliage and flowers that are hardy and resistant to pests and diseases for the given area.  The listed plants have proven their ability to perform well in members' gardens and are recommended to others.

Cowichan Chapter
(Duncan, Vancouver Island B.C.)  USDA Zone 8
Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)
Plant descriptions (Deciduous and Evergreen Azaleas)

Elepidotes:
'Canadian Sunset'
'Fantastica'
'George's Delight'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Loderi King George'
'Malahat'
'Nancy Evans'
'Odee Wright'
'Point Defiance'
'Polar Bear'
'Scintillation'
'Taurus'
'Teddy Bear'
'The H. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Top Banana'
'Vulcan'
R. argyrophyllum ssp.
    nankingense 'Chinese Silver'
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
R. rex
R. strigillosum
Lepidotes:
'Blue Diamond'
'Blue Peter'
'Bob's Blue'
'Cilpinense'
'Curlew'
'Ginny Gee'
'Ilam Violet'
'Patty Bee'
'Ramapo'
R. augustinii
R. davidsonianum 'Ruth Lyons'
R. impeditum
R. oreotrephes
R. yunnanense
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Exbury White'
'Gibraltar'
'Golden Flare'
'Homebush'
'King's Ransom'
'Klondyke'
'Royal Command'
'Tunis'

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Mother's Day'

Fraser South Chapter
(Southeastern Vancouver B.C.)  USDA Zone 7a to 7 b

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)
Plant descriptions (Deciduous and Evergreen Azaleas)

Elepidotes:
'Canadian Sunset'
'Carmen'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Nancy Evans'
'Sir Charles Lemon'
'Snow Lady'
'Yaku Angel'
R. bureavii
R. roxieanum var. oreonastes
R. williamsianum
Lepidotes:
'Dora Amateis'
'Illam Violet'
'Olive'
'Patty Bee'
'Songbird'
'PJM group'
R. augustinii ssp. augustinii
R. campylogynum
R. oreotrephes
R. yunnanense
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cannon's Double'
'Gibraltar'
'Pucella' (syn. 'Fanny')
'Silver Slipper'
'White Lights'
R. luteum
R. occidentale
R. quinquefolium
R. schlippenbachii
R. viscosum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Blaauw's Pink'
'Caroline Gable'
'Girard's Fuchsia'
'Glacier'
'Helen Curtis'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Mauve Beauty'
'Mother's Day'
'Sekidera'
R. kiusianum var. kiusianum

Mount Arrowsmith Chapter
(Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island B.C.)

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)
Plant descriptions (Deciduous and Evergreen Azaleas)

Elepidotes:
'Aloha'
'Anah Kruschke'
'Anna Rose Whitney'
'Blaney's Blue'
'Boule de Neige'
'Bow Bells'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Christmas Cheer'
'Countess of Derby'
'Cynthia'
'Elizabeth Rothschild'
'Fantastica'
'George's Delight'
'Grace Seabrook'
'Halfdan Lem'
'Hotei'
'Loder's White'
'Ken Janeck'
'Loderi King George' 'Marie Starks'
'Morning Magic'
'Mrs Tom H. Lowinsky'
'Nancy Evans'
'Olin O. Dobbs'
'Paprika Spiced'
'Scarlet Wonder'
'Scintillation'
'Teddy Bear'
'The H. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Tofino'
'Unique'
R. bureavii
R. pseudochrysanthum
Lepidotes:
'Bob's Blue'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Snow Lady'
'Teal'
PJM group
R. augustinii

Deciduous Azaleas:
R. luteum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Hino-crimson'

Nanaimo Chapter
(Nanaimo, Vancouver Island B.C.)  USDA Zone 8

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)
Plant descriptions (Deciduous and Evergreen Azaleas)

Elepidotes:
'Blue Boy'
'Douglas R. Stephens'
'Elsie Watson'
'Idealist'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Loderi King George'
'Nancy Evans'
'One Thousand Butterflies'
'Paprika Spiced'
'Point Defiance'
'President Roosevelt'
'Rubicon'
'Sir Charles Lemon'
'Teddy Bear'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Yaku Incense'
R. proteoides
Lepidotes:
R. augustinii
R. campylogynum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cecile'
'Klondyke'
R. luteum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Hino-crimson'
'Hino-white'
'Vuyk's Rosyred'

North Island Chapter
(Courtenay, Cumberland, Comox, Vancouver Island B.C.) CADA Zone 7, 8a, 8b)

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)
Plant descriptions (Deciduous and Evergreen Azaleas)

Elepidotes:
'Anah Kruschke'
'Blue Boy'
'Canadian Sunset'
'Etta Burrows'
'Gomer Waterer'
'Hallelujah'
'Horizon Monarch'
'Hotei'
'Ken Janeck'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Loderi King George'
'Mrs. Furnival'
'Nancy Evans'
'Naselle'
'Percy Wiseman'
'Scintillation
'Sir Charles Lemon'
'Susan'
'Taurus'
'Temple Belle Group'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
R. auriculatum
R. bureauvii
Lepidotes:
'Biskra'
'Blaney's Blue'
'Cilpinense'
'Cream Crest'
'Curlew'
'Dora Amateis'
'Egret'
'Ginny Gee'
'Patty Bee'
PJM Group
R. campylogynum
R. calostrotum ssp keleticum
R. oreotrephes

Deciduous Azaleas:
'Antilope'
'Balzac'
'Gibraltar'
'Irene Koster'
'Klondyke'
'Oxydol'
R. luteum 'Golden Comet'
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas
'Blue Danube'
'Girard's Fuchsia'
'Purple Splendor'
'Rosebud'
'White Rosebud'

Peace Arch Chapter
(South Surrey B.C., USDA Zone 8)

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)
Plant descriptions (Deciduous and Evergreen Azaleas)

Elepidotes:
'Bambino'
'Bruce Brechtbill'
'Centennial Celebration'
'Cynthia'
'Grace Seabrook
'Hallelujah'
'Hoppy'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Muncaster Mist'
'Nancy Evans'
'Neat-O'
'Noyo Brave'
'Pontiyak'
'Rubicon'
'Sir Charles Lemon'
'Solidarity'
'Teddy Bear'
'Unique'
Fabia group
R. alutaceum
R. barbatum
R. bureavii
R. calophytum
R. campanulatum
R. degronianum ssp. heptamerum
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
R. insigne
R. makinoi
R. pachysanthum
R. pseudochrysanthum
R. recurviodes
R. roxieanum var. oreonastes
R. sphaeroblastum
R. strigillosum
R. williamsianum
Lepidotes:
'Biskra'
'Blewbury'
'Bob's Blue'
'Ernie Dee'
'Ginny Gee'
'Goldstrike'
'Ilam Violet'
'Oceanlake'
PJM group
R. augustinii
R. impeditum

Deciduous Azaleas:
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Victoria Chapter
(Victoria B.C.)

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)
Plant descriptions (Deciduous and Evergreen Azaleas)

Elepidotes:
'Blaney's Blue'
'Crete'
'Curlew'
'Etta Burrows'
'Fantastica'
'Gartendirektor Rieger'
'Golden Genie'
'Helene Schiffner'
'Horizon Monarch'
'Lee's Scarlet'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Loderi King George'
'Moonstone'
'Nancy Evans'
'Naselle'
'Percy Wiseman'
'Point Defiance'
'Polar Bear'
'Prince Abkhazi'
'Rosamundii'
'Ruby Hart'
'Scarlet Wonder'
'Sir Charles Lemon'
'Taurus'
'Teddy Bear'
'Trude Webster'
'Yaku Incense'
R. auriculatum
R. bureavii
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
R. fulvum
R. lutescens
R. macabeanum
R. pseudochrysanthum
R. rex
R. thomsonii
R. williamsianum
Lepidotes:
'Bob's Blue'
'Cilpinense'
'Ginny Gee'
'Patty Bee'
'Snow Lady'
R. augustinii
R. campylogynum
R. davidsonianum

Evergreen Azaleas:
R. kiusianum


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