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Proven Performers for District Nine 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.

Mason-Dixon Chapter
(Maryland)  USDA Zone 6 and 7

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

Elepidotes:
'Acclaim'
'Albert Close'
'Anita Gehnrich'
'Anna H. Hall'
'Bellringer'
'Blue Peter'
'Boule de Neige'
'Brown Eyes'
'Cadis'
'Calsap'
'Caroline'
'Catawbiense Album'
'Chionoides'
'County of York'
'Crete'
'David Gable'
'English Roseum'
'Ice Cube'
'Janet Blair'
'Ken Janeck'
'Leann'
'Lee's Dark Purple'
'Mist Maiden'
'Nova Zembla'
'Parker’s Pink' 'Roseum Pink'
'Scintillation'
'Spring Parade'
'Trilby'
'Vulcan's Flame'
'Wynterset White'
R. catawbiense
R. degronianum ssp. heptamerum
R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum R. maximum
Lepidotes:
'Alice Swift'
'Conewago'
'Dora Amateis'
'Ginny Gee'
'Landmark'
'Malta'
'Mary Fleming'
'Molly Fordham'
'Olga Mezitt'
'PJM Group'
'Weston's Aglo'
'Weston's Pink Diamond'
'Windbeam'
R. dauricum
R. keiskei var. keiskei
R. minus var. minus (Carolinianum Group)
R. minus var. chapmanii

Deciduous Azaleas:
'Admiral Semmes'
'Cannon's Double'
'Cecile'
'Gibraltar'
'Crimson Tide'
'Girard's Yellow Pom Pom'
'Girard's Red Pom Pom'
'Homebush'
'Kathleen'
'Klondyke'
'Narcissiflorum'
'Old Gold'
'Sham's Yellow' 'Strawberry Ice'
'Toucan'

R. arborescens
R. calendulaceum
R. cumberlandense
R. periclymenoides
R. prunifolium
R. schlippenbachii
R. vaseyi

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Betty Ann Voss'
'Chiara'
'Coral Bells' ('Kirin')
'Delaware Valley White'
'Elsie Lee'
'Girard's Border Gem'
'Girard's Fuchsia'
'Helen Curtis'
'Herbert'
'Hershey's Red'
'Hino-crimson'
'Koromo Shikibu'
'Madame Butterfly'
'Martha Hitchcock'
'Mother's Day'
'Pleasant White'
'Refrain'
'Rosebud'
'Seneca'
'Springtime'
'Roehr's Tradition'
'Stewartstonian'
'Whitehead'
R. kaempferi
R. kiusianum var kiusianum
R. mucronatum
R. nakaharai
R. yedoense var poukhanense

Middle Atlantic Chapter
(Virginia & West Virginia)  USDA Zone 7 and 8

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

Elepidotes:
'Album Elegans'
'Arthur Bedford'
'Bellringer'
'Cadis'
'Caroline'
'Catawbiense Boursault'
'County of York' or 'Catalode'
'English Roseum'
'Gigi'
'Janet Blair'
'Maxecat'
'Parker's Pink'
'Roseum Elegans'
'Roseum Pink'
'Scintillation'
'Vivacious'
'Wheatley'
R. fortunei
Lepidotes:
PJM Group
R. minus
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cecile'
'Gibraltar'
'Goldcrest'
'Homebush'
'Toucan'
R. atlanticum
R. calendulaceum
R. canescens
R. prunifolium
R. viscosum

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Coral Bells or Kirin'
'Dream'
'Elizabeth Gable'
'Elsie Lee'
'Girard's Hot Shot'
'Glacier'
'Gumpo'
'Gumpo White'
'H. H. Hume'
'Herbert'
'Hershey's Bright Red'
'Hino-crimson'
'Martha Hitchcock'
'Palestrina'
'Stewartstonian'
'Roehr's Tradition'
R. kaempferi
R. yedoense var. poukhanense

Potomac Valley Chapter
(D.C., Southern Maryland & Northern Virginia); USDA Zone

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

Elepidotes:
'Albert Close'
'Arthur Bedford'
'Cadis'
'Caroline'
'Dexter's Champagne'
'David Gable'
'Gigi'
'Janet Blair'
'Ken Janeck'
'Rochelle'
'Scintillation'
'Tom Everett'
R. adenopodum
R. catawbiense
R. degronianum ssp.
heptamerum
R. degronianum ssp.
yakushimanum  
R. fortunei
R. hyperythrum
R. makinoi
R. maximum
Lepidotes:
'April Snow'
'Mary Fleming'
'Olga Mezitt'
'Gable's Pioneer'
'Windbeam'
PJM Group
R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
Deciduous Azaleas:
'Cecile'
'Chetco'
'Gibraltar'
'Homebush'
'Narcissiflora'
'Old Gold'
R. schlippenbachii

Evergreen Azaleas:
'Allure'
'Balsaminiflorum'
'Betty Anne Voss'
'Dayspring'
'Delos'
'Dream'
'Elsie Lee'
'Komo Kulshan'
'Koromo-shikibu'
'Mildred Mae'
'Refrain'
'Seneca'


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