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Proven Performers for District Seven 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.

New York Chapter
(Long Island, New York)  USDA Zone 6

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

Elepidotes:
'Consolini's Windmill'
'Gigi'
'Gordon Jones'
'Janet Blair'
'Ken Janeck'
'Scintillation'
'Taurus'
'The Hon. Jean Marie de  Montague'
'Tiana'
R. degronianum ssp.
 yakushimanum
Lepidotes:
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Mary Fleming'
'Patty Bee'
'Princess Anne'
'Weston's Aglo'
PJM Group
R. keiskei
R. minus Carolinianum Group
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Marydel'
'My Mary'
'Weston's Lemon Drop'
R. atlanticum
R. calendulaceum
R. prunifolium
R. schlippenbachii
R. vaseyi
R. viscosum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Conversation Piece'
'Coral Bells' (or 'Kirin')
'Delaware Valley White'
'Geisha' (Glenn Dale)
'Glacier'
'Hardy Gardenia'
'Madame Butterfly'
'Nancy of Robinhill'
'Pink Pearl' (Kaempferi)
'Sir Robert'

Princeton Chapter
(Central New Jersey); USDA Zone 6 & 7

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

Elepidotes:
'Ben Moseley'
'Caroline'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Gigi'
'Janet Blair'
'Parker's Pink'
'Ponticum Roseum'
'Rona Pink'
'Roseum Elegans'
'Scintillation'
'Solidarity'
R. maximum
Lepidotes:
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Glenwood Arctic Dawn'
'Joseph Dunn'
'Macopin'
'Mary Fleming'
'Olga Mezitt'
PJM Group
'Southland'
'Weston's Aglo'
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
'Wyanokie'
R. keiskei
R. mucronulatum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Alhambra'
'Brazil'
'Cecile'
'Daviesi'
'Gilbraltar'
'Klondyke'
'Narcissiflora'
'Royal Lodge'
R. austrinum
R. calendulaceum
R. periclymenoides
R. schlippenbachii
R. viscosum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Anna Kehr'
'Garden State Glow'
'Geisha' (Glenn Dale)
'Hardy Gardenia'
'Helen Curtis'
'Linda Stuart'
'Lorna'
'Louise Gable'
'Madame Butterfly' (Kurume)
'Margaret Douglas'
'Martha Hitchcock'
'Mrs L.C. Fischer'
'Rose Greeley'
'Stewartstonian'
'Vuyk's Rosyred'

Southern Connecticut Chapter
(Southern Connecticut)   USDA Zone 7)

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)

Elepidotes:
'Firestorm'
'Helen Everitt'
'Janet Blair'
'Party Pink'
'Scintillation'
'Solidarity'
'Summer Glow'
'Todmorden'
'Unique'
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
Lepidotes:
'April Mist'
'April Rose'
'April White'
'Black Satin'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Thunder'
'Tow Head'
'Weston's Aglo'
PJM Group
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
 

Tappan Zee Chapter
(Northern New Jersey & Southern New York)  USDA Zone 5 and 6

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

Elepidotes:
'Ben Moseley'
'Caroline'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Gigi'
'Janet Blair'
'Ken Janeck'
'Parker's Pink'
'Scintillation'
R. degronianum ssp. yakusimanum
R. fortunei
Lepidotes:
'Dora Amateis'
'Faisa'
'Ginny Gee'
'Mary Fleming'
'Weston's Aglo'
'Windbeam'
'Wyanokie'
PJM group
R. keiskei
R. mucronulatum
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cecile'
'Homebush'
'Royal Lodge'
'Sylphides'
R. calendulacium
R. prunifolium
R. schlippenbachii
R. vaseyi
R. viscosum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Conversation Piece'
'Fairfield'
'Girard's Fuchsia'
'Hardy Gardenia'
'Lady Louise'
'Laura Moreland'
'Martha Hitchcock'
'Nancy of Robinhill'
'Sir Robert'
'Stewartstonian'


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