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Proven Performers for District 3 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.

Juan De Fuca Chapter
(Port Angeles, Washington)  USDA Zone 8b

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

Elepidotes:
'Anna Rose Whitney'
'Blue Ensign'
'Crest'
'Cynthia'
'El Camino'
'George's Delight'
'Hotei'
'Ken Janeck'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Loderi King George'
'Point Defiance'
'Red Walloper'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
R. arboreum
R. calophytum
R. forrestii Repens Group
R. orbiculare
R. oreodoxa
R. ponticum variegated
R. rex
R. souliei
R. thomsonii
Lepidotes:
'Barto Alpine'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
PJM Group
R. augustinii
R. cinnabarinum
R. dichroanthum  ssp.
    scyphocalyx
R. hanceanum Nanum Group
R. impeditum
R. mouplinense
R. mucronulatum
R. racemosum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Homebush'
Exbury azaleas
R. luteum
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Caroline Gable' and other Gable hybrids

Azaleodendrons:
'Martha Isaacson'

Olympia Chapter
(Olympia, Washington)  USDA Zone 7b, 8a

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

Elepidotes:
'Anah Kruschke'
'Blue Peter'
'Christmas Cheer'
'Elizabeth'
'Janet Blair'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Loder's White'
'Marley Hedges'
'Mist Maiden'
'Nancy Evans'
'Purple Splendour'
'Taurus'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
Lepidotes:
'Blaney's Blue'
'Blue Diamond'
'Crater Lake'
'Ginny Gee'
'Patty Bee'
'Songbird'
PJM Group
R. augustinii
R. impeditum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cannon's Double'
'Gibraltar'
'Klondyke'
'Mount Saint Helens'
'Oxydol'
'Snowbird'
'Strawberry Ice'
'White Lights'
R. luteum
R. occidentale

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Elsie Lee'
'Everest'
'Hardy Gardenia'
'Hino-crimson'
'Janet Rhea'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Macranthum Pink'
'Purple Splendor'
R. kiusianum

Olympic Peninsula Chapter
(Port Townsend, Washington)  USDA Zone 8a, 8b

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

Elepidotes:
'Anna Rose Whitney'
'Fantastica'
'Golfer'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Mrs Furnival'
'Noyo Chief'
'Point Defiance'
'Purple Splendour'
'Taurus'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
Lepidotes:
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Patty Bee'
'Snow Lady'
'Too Bee'
'Wee Bee'
PJM Group
R. augustinii
R. dauricum
R. edgeworthii
R. impeditum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Homebush'
'Irene Koster'
'Orangeade'
Exbury Group
Mollis Group
R. albrechtii
R. atlanticum
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii
R. vaseyi

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Helen Close'
'Hino-crimson'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Koromo-shikibu'
'Linearifolium'
'Mariko'
'Mount Seven Star'
'Rosebud'
R. kiusianum
R. nakaharae

Shelton Chapter
(Mason County, Washington)  USDA Zone 8a, 8b

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

Elepidotes:
'Cynthia'
'Hallelujah'
'Ken Janeck'
'Mrs Furnival'
'President Roosevelt'
'Purple Splendour'
'Taurus'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Unique Marmalade'
R. bureavii
Lepidotes:
'April Rose'
'Blue Diamond'
'Bob's Blue'
'Ginny Gee'
'PJM Victor'
'Snow Lady'
'Wee Bee'
R. augustinii
R. dauricum
R. davidsonianum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Buttons and Bows'
'Cecile'
'Cheerful Giant'
'Gibraltar'
'Klondyke'
'Strawberry Ice'
'Washington State Centennial'
'White Lights'
R. luteum
R. quinquefolium

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Amoenum'
'Fascination'
'Girard's Hotshot'
'Hardy Gardenia'
'Hino-crimson'
'Johanna'
'Kazan'
'Martha Hitchcock'
'Purple Splendor'
'Sherwoodii'

Tacoma Chapter
(Tacoma, Washington) USDA Zone 8a, 8b)

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

Elepidotes:
'Anna Rose Whitney'
'Black Magic'
'Bruce Brechtbill'
'Cinnamon Bear'
'Crest'
'Daniela'
'Dreamland'
'Etta Burrows'
'Fastuosum Flore Pleno'
'Golden Gate'
'Horizon Monarch'
'Hydon Dawn'
'Isabel Pierce'
'Ken Janeck'
'Lady de Rothschild'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Lila Pedigo'
'Mardi Gras'
'Mrs. Betty Robertson'
'Nancy Evans'
'Noyo Brave'
'Odee Wright'
'Point Defiance'
'Sir Charles Lemon'
'Teddy Bear'
'The H. Jean Marie de
 Montague'
'White Bird'  (a.k.a. 'Snow
 Bird')
'Trilby'
'Unique'
'Vulcan'
R. macrophyllum
R. williamsianum

Lepidotes:
'Cilipenense'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Patty Bee'
'Princess Anne'
'Ramapo'
'Songbird'
PJM Group
R. augustinii

Deciduous Azaleas:
'Gibraltar'
Exbury azaleas
'Washington State Centennial'
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Caroline Gable'
'Delaware Valley White'
'Hino-crimson'
'Hino-red'
'Raspberry Ruffles'
'Snow Cloud'
Girard azaleas


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