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2010 Rhododendron of the Year Awards
Plants suitable for Mid-Atlantic USA

 

Elepidote Rhododendron: 'Scintillation'
Parentage unknown

Flower strong purplish-pink shaded lighter towards center, flared greenish-yellow markings in throat, outside deep purplish-pink, openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 2" across.  Held in ball-shaped trusses of 11-15 flowers.  Several forms exist of this hybrid.  Blooms midseason.  Leaves oblong, apiculate apex, rounded base, glossy, deep green, waxy texture.  Broad habit.  Grows to a typical height of 5 ft. in 10 yrs.  Cold hardy to -15 F (-26 C).  Hybridized by Dexter.

 R. 'Scintillation'

 

 Photo by Boris Bauer

Lepidote Rhododendron: 'Mary Fleming'
(R. racemosum x R. keiskei) x R. keiskei

Flower cream flushed strong to light purplish pink, darker blotch in throat, campanulate-shaped, wavy edged, about 1" across.  Buds hold 2 or 3 flowers.  Blooms early midseason.  Leaves approximately 2" long, dull, dark green.  Leaves are bronze when new and in the winter.  Plant is sun and heat tolerant.  Typical height: 2 ft. in 10 yrs.  Plant is hardy to -15F (-26C).  Prefers some shade for best performance.  Hybridized by Nearing.

R. 'Mary Fleming'

Photo by June Bouchard 

Evergreen Azalea: 'Carrie Amanda'
R. 'Elsie Lee' x  R. 'Marion Lee'

Flower strong purplish-pink edges with white throat and dark rose spotting on dorsal lobe, openly funnel-shaped, wavy edges, 2" across.  Blooms early midseason.  Leaves broadly elliptic to narrowly obovate, mucronate apex, cuneate base, 1" long, dull, dark green, upper and lower surfaces hairy, retained 2 years. Broad, rounded, well-branched habit.  Grows to a height of 2 ft. in 10 years.  Cold hardy to -15 F (-26 C).  Hybridized by Schroeder.

 

 R. 'Carrie Amanda'

   Photo by Sally and John Perkins

R. 'Klondyke'

Deciduous Azalea: 'Klondyke'
Parentage unknown

Flower strong yellow, suffused with reddish-orange, with an orange-yellow blotch, funnel-shaped, 2⅜" to 3⅛"across.  Ball-shaped truss holds 8-15 flowers.  Blooms early midseason to midseason.   Deciduous. Leaves deep brownish-red when new, deep bronze in autumn, mildew-resistant. Broad, upright, dense growth habit.  Height: 5 ft. in 10 yrs.  Cold hardy to -15 F (-26 C).  Raised and introduced by Edmund de Rothschild.  Winner of the English Award of Garden Merit.

Photo by Kenneth Cox  


Prior Year ROY Selections for Mid-Atlantic USA
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