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Proven Performers for District Twelve 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.

Rhododendron Society of Canada
Atlantic Chapter
Atlantic Provinces); USDA Zone 5 & 6

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

Elepidotes:
(Zone 5)
'Calsap'
'Catawbiense Boursault'
'Francesca'
'Golden Gala'
'Minas Grand Pré'
'Mist Maiden'
'Roseum Elegans'

(Zone 6)
'Bellefontaine' 
'Janet Blair'
'Scintillation' 

Lepidotes:
(Zone 5)
'April Rose' 
'Manitou' 
'Olga Mezitt'
'Ramapo'
'Yaku Fairy'
PJM Group
R. minus Carolinianum Group

(Zone 6)
'Bluenose' 
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'

Deciduous Azaleas:
(Zone 4)
'White Lights'
R. canadense

(Zone 5)
'Cannon's Double'
'Coccinea Speciosa'

'Gilbraltar'

'Homebush'
R. molle ssp. japonicum
R. vaseyi 


(Zone 6)

R. luteum 
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Boudoir' (Zone 6)
'Cascade'
(Zone 6)
'Elsie Lee'
(Zone 5)
'Hino-red'
(Zone 6)
'Rosebud'
(Zone 6)
'Springtime'
(Zone 6)
'Stewartstonian'
(Zone 6)
Diamant Series, e.g., 'Diamant Purpur'
(Zone 6)
R. kiusianum - all forms
(Zone 5)

Rhododendron Society of Canada
Niagara Chapter
(Niagara Peninsula and Southern Ontario) USDA Zone 6

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

Elepidotes:
'Besse Howells'
'Calsap'
'Casanova'
'Catawbiense Boursault'
'Harrisville'
'Janet Blair'
'Ken Janeck'
'Nova Zembla'
'Pana'
'Roseum Elegans'
'Scintillation'
Lepidotes:
'Faisa'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Pioneer Silvery Pink'
'Ramapo'
'Weston's Aglo'
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
'Windbeam'
PJM Group
R. minus Carolinianum Group
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Buzzard'
'Chetco'
'Gibraltar'
'Homebush'
'Klondyke'
'Tunis'
'Vinecourt Duke'
'Vineland Gold'
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Al's Picotee'
'Bixby'
'Boudoir'
'Cascade'
'Corsage'
'Helen Curtis'
'Herbert'
'Karens'

Rhododendron Society of Canada
Toronto Chapter
(Toronto Ontario)   USDA Zone 5 )

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

Elepidotes:
'America'
'Bessie Howells'
'Calsap'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Catawbiense Boursault'
'Chionoides'
'English Roseum'
'Haaga'
'Hellikki'
'Helsinki University'
'Holden'
'Janet Blair'
'Ken Janeck'
'Lee's Dark Purple'
'Mikkeli'
'Nova Zembla'
'Parson's Gloriosum'
'Party Pink'
'Purpureum Elegans'
'Roseum Elegans'
'Roseum Superbum'
'Scintillation'
'Spellbinder'
R. brachycarpum Tigerstedtii
Group
R. smirnowii
Lepidotes:
'April Gem'
'April Rose'
'Karin Seleger'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Purple Gem'
'Ramapo'
'Weston's Aglo'
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
'Windbeam'
PJM Group
R. dauricum
R. minus var. minus Carolinianum Group
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cecile'
'Daviesi'
'Fanny'
'Gibraltar'
'Homebush'
'Irene Koster'
'Mandarin Lights'
'Orchid Lights'
'Rosy Lights'
'Strawberry Ice'
'White Lights'
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Al's Picotee'
'Boudoir'
'Cascade'
'Elsie Lee'
'Girard's Hot Shot'
'Girard's Variegated Hot Shot'
'Helen Curtis'
'Herbert'
'James Gable'
'Purple Splendor'
'Rosebud'
'Stewartstonian'
R. kiusianum var. kiusianum


American Rhododendron Society
Executive Director: P.O. Box 525,  Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 416-424-1942   Fax: 905-262-1999   E-Mail: lauragrant@arsoffice.org
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