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Proven Performers for District Two 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.

Cascade Chapter
(Bellevue, Washington)  USDA Zone 8a, 8b, 7b

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

Elepidotes:
'Alice'
'Bow Bells'
'Cupcake'
'Halfdan Lem'
'Hallelujah'
'Horizon Dawn'
'Hydon Dawn'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Mrs. A. T. de la Mare'
'Noyo Brave'
'Odee Wright'
'Platinum Pearl'
'Plum High'
'Sammamish'
'Senator Henry Jackson'
'Taurus'
Lepidotes:
'Blaney's Blue'
'Bob's Blue'
'Cilpenense'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Maricee'
'Pink Snowflakes'
'Vibrant Violet'
PJM Group
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
R. racemosum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Big Punkin'
'Gibraltar'
'Jack A. Sand'
'Mollala Red'
'Nifty Fifty'
'Strawberry Ice'
R. luteum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Alaska'
'Elsie Lee'
'Fielder's White'
'Girard's Fuchsia'
'Nancy of Robinhill'
'Rosebud'

Komo Kulshan Chapter
(Northwestern Washington)  USDA Zone 8a, 8b, 7b

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

Elepidotes:
'Blue Peter'
'Creole Belle'
'Denali'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Naselle'
'Purple Splendour'
'Taurus'
'The H. Jean Marie de Montague'
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
R. rex
Lepidotes:
'Blaney's Blue'
'Curlew'
'Ginny Gee'
'Maricee'
'Mother Greer'
'Ramapo'
PJM Group
R. dauricum
R. impeditum
R. mucronulatum 'Crater's Edge'
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Buttons and Bows'
'Cheerful Giant'
'Gibraltar'
'Homebush'
'Jane Abbott'
'Oxydol'
'Spicy Lights'
R. luteum
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Balsaminiflorum'
'Everest'
'Girard's Rose'
'Hino-crimson'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Panda'
'Purple Splendor'

Pilchuck Chapter
(Central Snohomish County Washington) USDA Zone 8a, 8b, 7b

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

Elepidotes:
'Bariton'
'Cynthia'
'Marie Starks'
'Mrs. Furnival'
'Rosalie Hall'
'Rosalind'
'Taurus'
'Viennese Waltz'
'Wanna Bee'
R. pachysanthum
Lepidotes:
'Biskra'
'Blaney's Blue'
'Bodega Crystal Pink'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Gletschernacht'
'Too Bee'
'Vibrant Violet'
PJM Group
R. augustinii ssp. augustinii
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cannon's Double'
'Cecile'
'Mollala Red'
'Rosy Lights'
'Umpqua Queen'
R. albrechtii
R. luteum
R. occidentale
R. prunifolium
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Amoenum obtusifolium'
'Caroline Gable'
'Cherry Drops'
'Fascination'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Lorna'
'Mount Seven Star'
'Rosebud'
'Stewartstonian'
R. kiusianum

Seattle Chapter
(Seattle, Washington)  USDA Zone 8b

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

Elepidotes:
'Canadian Sunset'
'Ebony Pearl'
'Golden Gate'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Looking Glass'
'Moonstone'
'Noble Mountain'
'Noyo Brave'
'One Thousand Butterflies'
'Pink Prelude'
'Rubicon'
'Starbright Champagne'
'Teddy Bear'
'The H. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Too Bee'
'Vincent van Gogh'
'Wanna Bee'
R. auriculatum
R. bureavii
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
R. macabeanum
R. pachysanthum
R. pseudochrysanthum
R. sanctum
Lepidotes:
'Bob's Blue'
'Cilpinense'
'Crater's Edge'
'Egret'
'Ernie Dee'
'Patty Bee'
PJM Group
'Seta'
'Vibrant Violet'
R. augustinii ssp. augustinii
R. campylogynum
R. oreotrephes
R. seinghkuense
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cannon's Double'
'Golden Comet'
'Jack A. Sand'
'White Lights'
R. nakaharai
R. occidentale
R. quinquefolium

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Balsaminiflorum'
'Everest'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Linda Jean'
'Nikko'
'Rosebud'
'Uki Funei'
'Vuyk's Scarlet'

Whidbey Island Chapter
(Whidbey Island, Washington)  USDA Zone 8b

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

Elepidotes:
'Alice'
'Avalanche'
'Blue Boy'
'Bow Bells'
'Canadian Sunset'
'Cynthia'
'Dreamland'
'Elsie Watson'
'Golden Gate'
'Halfdan Lem'
'Hallelujah'
'Ken Janeck'
'Lemon Dream'
Lem's Cameo'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Marie Starks'
'Mrs. Furnival'
'Nancy Evans'
'Naselle'
'Noyo Brave'
'Noyo Dream'
'One Thousand Butterflies'
'Percy Wiseman'
'Point Defiance'
'President Roosevelt'
'Rosalie Hall'
'Sea-Tac'
'Seaview Sunset'
'Senator Henry Jackson'
'Senorita Chere'
'Starbright Champagne'
'Sunset'
'Taurus'
'Teddy Bear'
'The H. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Trude Webster'
'Viennese Waltz'
R. bureavii
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
R. macabeanum
R. pachysanthum
R. pseudochrysanthum
Lepidotes:
'Blaney's Blue'
'Bob's Blue'
'Cilpinense'
'Cream Crest'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Patty Bee'
'Peter Bee'
PJM Group
'Ramapo'
'Saint Merryn'
'Sapphire'
'Seta'
'Shamrock'
'Too Bee'
'Vibrant Violet'
'Wee Bee'
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
R. augustinii ssp. augustinii
R. campylogynum
R. oreotrephes
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cecile'
'Nifty Fifty'
'Oxydol'
'Washington State Centennial'
R. occidentale

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Amoenum'
'Balsaminiflorum'
'Cherry Drops'
'Hino-crimson'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Purple Splendor'


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