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Proven Performers for District Eight 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.

ARS District 8 Region

Susquhanna Valley Chapter
(Central Pennsylvania)

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

Elepidotes:
'Boule de Neige'
'Caroline'
'Catawbiense Album'
'County of York' or 'Catalode'
'Katherine Dalton'
'Nova Zembla'
'President Lincoln'
'Roseum Elegans'
'Scintillation'
'Tom Everitt'
'Vulcan's Flame'
'Wyandanch Pink'
Lepidotes:
'Chesapeake'
'Dora Amateis'
'Hudson Bay'
'Mary Fleming'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Rhein's Luna'
'Tiffany'
'Windbeam'
PJM Group
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Gibraltar'
'Golden Lights'
'Homebush'
'Strawberry Ice'
R. cumberlandense

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Dayspring'
'Delaware Valley White'
'Elsie Lee'
'Hardy Gardenia'
'Herbert'
'Hershey's Bright Red'
'Louise Gable'
'Madame Butterfly'
'Martha Hitchcock'
'Pleasant White'
'Rosebud'
'Sandra Ann'
'Treasure'

Greater Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania-Maryland border to Bethlehem, Penn., 
as far west as Gettysburg, Penn., and as far east as Vineland, NJ)

Plant descriptions (Elepidotes and Lepidotes)

Elepidotes:
'Ben Moseley'
'Cadis'
'Caroline'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Chionoides'
'County of York'
'David Gable'
'Dexter's Champagne'
'English Roseum'
'Gigi'
'Janet Blair'
'Judy Spillane'
'Ken Janeck'
'Mary Belle'
'Mist Maiden'
'Nestucca'
'Percy Wiseman'
'Roseum Elegans'
'Ruth Davis'
'Scintillation'
'Solidarity'
'Todmorden'
'Wheatley'
'Wynterset White'
'Yaku Angel'
R. hyperythrum
Lepidotes:
'Ginny Gee'
'Mary Fleming'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Windbeam'
PJM Group
 

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