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Proven Performers for District 4 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.

Eugene Chapter
(Eugene, Oregon)  USDA Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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

Elepidotes:
'Anah Kruschke'
'Faggetter's Favourite'
'Grace Seabrook'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Loderi Venus'
'Mrs. Furnival'
'Pawhuska'
'Taurus'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
R. degronianum ssp.
yakushimanum (all forms)
R. pseudochrysanthum
(Ben Nelson form)
Lepidotes:
'Blue Diamond'
'Chief Paulina'
'Crater Lake'
PJM Group
R. augustinii (all forms)
R. lutescens
R. racemosum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Bright Forecast'
'George Reynolds'
'Gibraltar'
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Everest'
'Kazan'
'Sherwoodii'
R. kiusianum (all forms)

Azaleodendrons:
'Glory of Littleworth'
'Ria Hardijzer'

Portland Chapter
(Portland, Oregon)  USDA Zone 8a, 8b

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

Elepidotes:
'Blue Peter'
'Cynthia'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Mardi Gras'
'Mrs Furnival'
'Odee Wright'
'Taurus'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Unique'
Lepidotes:
'Blaney's Blue'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Goldstrike'
'Honsu's Baby'
'Night Editor'
'Patty Bee'
R. augustinii
R. lutescens
R. rubiginosum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Arneson's Gem'
'Corneille'
'Fluffy'
'Gibraltar'
'Homebush'
'Mount Saint Helens'
'Red Sunset'
'Snowbird'
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Girard's Hot Shot'
'Greenwood Orchid'
'Hino-crimson'
'Hinodegiri'
'Ivan Anderson'
'Mount Seven Star'
'Purple Splendor'
'Rosebud'
R. kiusianum

Siuslaw Chapter
(Central Oregon Coast)  USDA Zone 8b, 9a

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

Elepidotes:
'Anah Kruschke'
'Bruce Brechtbill'
'Cynthia'
'Lem's Monarch'
'Mrs G. W. Leak'
'Scintillation'
'Taurus'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Unique'
'Van Nes Sensation'
Lepidotes:
'Blue Diamond'
'Cilpinense'
'Cream Crest'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Pink Snowflakes'
PJM Group
R. augustinii
R. davidsonianum
R. lutescens
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Arneson's Gem'
'Cheerful Giant'
'Gibraltar'
'Jane Abbott'
'King's Red'
'Klondyke'
'Mount Rainier'
'Strawberry Ice'
'Totally Awesome'
'Washington State Centennial'

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Ben Morrison'
'Helen Close'
'Hexe'
'Hino-crimson'
'Orange Sherbet'
'Purple Splendor'
'Silver Sword'
'Stewartstonian'
'Twenty Grand'

Southwestern Oregon Chapter
(Southern Oregon Coast)  USDA Zone 8b, 9a, 9b

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

Elepidotes:
'Horizon Monarch'
'Janet Blair'
'Jingle Bells'
'Kimberly'
'Nancy Evans'
'Paprika Spiced'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'
'Unique'
Lepidotes:
'Alison Johnstone'
'Chikor'
'Egret'
'Ginny Gee'
'Princess Anne'
'Shamrock'
'Wren'
'Yaku Fairy'
R. impeditum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Arneson Gem'
'Canby'
'Gibraltar'
'Jack A. Sand'
'Mount Rainier'
'My Dream'
'Nifty Fifty'
'Red Sunset'

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Anna Kehr'
'Cameo'
'Daphne'
'Everest'
'Glacier'
'Kirin'
'Lorna'
'Purple Splendor'

Willamette Chapter
(Salem, Oregon)   USDA Zone 8a, 7b)

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

Rhododendrons:
'Heavenly Scent'
'Horizon Monarch'
'Lem's Cameo'
'Loderi Venus'
'Mardi Gras'
'Nancy Evans'
'Purple Splendour’
'Rosa Mundi'
'Taurus'
'Trude Webster'
Lepidotes:
'Blaney's Blue'
'Bric-a-Brac'
'Shamrock'
'Songbird'
'Yaku Fairy'
R. davidsonianum 'Ruth Lyons'
R. edgeworthii
R. hippophaeoides
R. lutescens
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Big Punkin'
'Cannon's Double'
'Golden Comet'
'Molalla Red'
'Mount Rainier'
'Nifty Fifty'
R. atlanticum
R. austrinum
R. occidentale
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Arabesk'
'Girard's Fuchsia'
'Hardy Gardenia'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Macranthum'
'Marie's Choice'
'Rosebud'
'Vuyk's Scarlet'
'Yamato'


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Executive Director: P.O. Box 525,  Niagara Falls, NY 14304
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