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Proven Performers for District Eleven 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.

Great Lakes Chapter
(Western Pennsylvania, New York & Ohio)  USDA Zone 5b, 6a

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

Elepidotes:
'Besse Howells'
'Paul R. Bosley'
'Scintillation'
Lepidotes:
'Alice Swift'
'Balta'
'Myrtifolium clone'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Weston's Aglo'
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
PJM Group
R. dauricum
R. micranthum
R. mucronulatum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Gibraltar'
'Mount Saint Helens'
Eastern N. American native species

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Diamant Rot'
Schroeder Hybrids
Shammarello Hybrids

Midwest Chapter
(Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North & South Dakota)

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

Elepidotes:
'Ken Janeck'
'Mist Maiden'
'Pink Parasol'
'Yaku Angel'
R. brachycarpum
R. brachycarpum ssp.
brachycarpum Tigerstedtii Group
R. catawbiense
R. maximum
R. smirnowii
Lepidotes:
'April Rose'
'Faisa'
'Madison Snow'
'Molly Fordham'
'Mrs. J. A. Withington III'
'Weston's Aglo'
PJM Group
R. minus Carolinianum Group
R. micranthum
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cannon's Double'
'Carlson's Coral Flameboyant'
'Crimson Tide'
'Homebush'
'White Lights'
R. atlanticum  
R. calendulaceum
R. prunifolium
R. vaseyii 'White Find'

Evergreen Azaleas:
R. kiusianum 'Komo Kulshan'
R. yedoense var. poukhanense
R. yedoense var. poukhanense 'Compactum'

Ozark Chapter
(Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas & Missouri)

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

Elepidotes:
'Blue Peter'
'Consolini's Windmill'
'Fantastica'
'Gomer Waterer'
'Hachmann's Charmant'
'Janet Blair'
'Michele Smith'
'Nova Zembla'
'Solidarity'
'White River'
Lepidotes:
'Ginny Gee'
'Northern Starburst'
'Weston's Aglo'

PJM Group
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Apricot Surprise'
'Colonel Mosby'
'Gibraltar'
'Golden Flare'
'Golden Lights'
'Klondyke'
'Mount Saint Helens
'Rosy Lights'
R. atlanticum
R. austrium

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Allure'
'Coral Bells' or 'Kirin'
'Delaware Valley White'
'Elsie Lee'
'Girard's Crimson'
'Girard's Fuchsia'
'Girard's Hot Shot'
'Hershey's Bright Red'
'Hino-crimson'
'Karens'
'Mount Seven Star'
'Sir Robert'


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