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Proven Performers for District Six 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.

Cape Cod Chapter
(Southeastern Massachusetts) USDA Zone 6

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

Elepidotes:
'Baden Baden'
'Calsap'
'Grace Seabrook'
'Janet Blair'
'Jonathan Shaw'
'Ken Janeck'
'Mary Belle'
'Mrs Furnival'
'Scintillation'
'Vinecrest'
Lepidotes:
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Jericho'
'Mary Fleming'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Pioneer Silvery Pink'
'Gletschernacht' ('Starry Night')
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
'Windbeam'
R. keiskei
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Gibraltar'
'Jane Abbott'
'My Mary'
'Totally Awesome'
'Windsor Appleblossom'
R. arborescens
R. calendulaceum
R. prunifolium
R. schlippenbachii
R. viscosum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Coral Bells' or 'Kirin'
'Delaware Valley White'
'Louise Gable'
'Martha Hitchcock'
'Nancy of Robinhill'
'Palestrina'
'Rosebud'
'Springtime'
'Stewartstonian'
R. kiusianum

Connecticut Chapter
(Connecticut & Rhode Island); USDA Zone 5a, 6b

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

Elepidotes:
'Albert Close'
'Babylon'
'Boule de Neige'
'Cadis'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Henry's Red'
'Nova Zembla'
'Scarlet Romance'
'Scintillation'
R. balfourianum
R. bureavii
R. degronianum ssp.
    yakushimanum Exbury form
R. fortunei
R. smirnowii
Lepidotes:
'April Dawn'
'April Gem'
'April White'
'Molly Fordham'
'Tow Head'
'Yaku Fairy'
PJM Group
R. minus Carolinianum Group
Deciduous Azaleas:
R. albrechtii
R. periclymenoides
R. prunifolium
R. schlippenbachii
R. vaseyi 'White Find'

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Coral Bells' (or 'Kirin')
'Delaware Valley White'
'Flame Creeper'
'Kathy Ann'
R. kiusianum

Maine Chapter
(Maine) USDA Zone 4 and 5

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

Elepidotes:
'Ben Moseley'
'Besse Howells'
'Hachmann's Polaris'
'Janet Blair'
'Nova Zembla'
'Percy Wiseman'
'Ponticum Roseum'
'Scintillation'
'Summer Snow'
'Yaku Princess'
Lepidotes:
'April Gem'
'Arctic Glow'
'Ginny Gee'
'Laurie'
'Mary Fleming'
'Patty Bee'
'White Surprise'
'Windbeam'
PJM Group
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Frank Abbott'
'Gibraltar'
'Golden Lights'
'Jane Abbott'
'King's Red'
'Lollipop'
'Weston's Innocence'
'Weston's Lemon Drop'

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Hershey's Bright Red'
R. yedoense var. poukhanense

Massachusetts Chapter
(Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont & New Hampshire) USDA Zone 5 & 6

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

Elepidotes:
'Arctic Gold'
'Big Deal'
'Boule de Neige'
'Calsap'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Catawbiense Boursault'
'Chionoides'
'Connecticut Yankee'
'Crete'
'Dorothy Swift'
'Fantastica'
'Firestorm'
'Francesca'
'Golfer'
'Gustav Mehlquist'
'Henry's Red'
'Janet Blair'
'Ken Janeck'
'Mist Maiden'
'Morgenrot'
'Nova Zembla'
'Percy Wiseman'
'Roseum Elegans' 
'Scarlet Romance'
'Schneebukett'
'Scintillation'
'Today & Tomorrow'
'White Peter'
'Wojnar's Purple'
'Yaku Prince'
R. maximum
Lepidotes:
'April Dawn'
'April Gem'
'April Mist'
'April Reign'
'April Rose'
'April Snow'
'April Song'
'April White'
'Autumn Violet'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Lavender Frost'
'Manitou'
'Mary Fleming'
'Molly Fordham'
'New Patriot'
'Patty Bee'
PJM Group
'PJM Victor'
'Weston's Aglo'
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
'White Surprise'
R. dauricum
R. keiskei
R. micranthum
R. minus Carolinianum Group
R. minus var. chapmanii
R. mucronulatum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Homebush'
'Jane Abbott' & Abbott hybrids
'Lollipop'
'Marydel'
'My Mary'
'Nacoochee'
'Narcissiflora'
Northern Lights Group
'Parade'
'Pink and Sweet'
'Weston's Innocence'
'Weston's Lemon Drop'
'Weston's Sparkler'
R. arborescens
R. calendulaceum
R. cumberlandense
R. prunifolium
R. schlippenbachii
R. vaseyi
R. viscosum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Alexander'
'Bixby'
'Delaware Valley White'
'Guy Yerkes'
'Helen Curtis'
'Herbert'
'Hino-crimson'
'Michael Hill'
'Palestrina'
'Rosebud'
'Stewartstonian'
'Wintergreen'
R. kaempferi
R. kiusianum
R. yedoense var. poukhanense


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