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2010 Rhododendron of the Year Awards
Plants suitable for Northwestern USA

 

Elepidote Rhododendron: 'Seaview Sunset'
R. 'Nancy Evans' x R. 'Canadian Sunset'

Flower inside light yellow edged with broad band of red-orange, outside deep yellowish pink, openly campanulate, wavy edges, 2" across. Dome-shaped trusses of 16. Blooms early. Leaves elliptic, flat, down curved edges, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4" long, semi-glossy, dark green, retained 3-4 years.  Grows to a typical height of 3 ft. in 10 yrs.  Hardiness under evalation, perhaps 0 F (-18C).  Hybridized by Fujioka.

R. 'Seaview Sunset'

  Photo by Frank Fujioka


R. 'Too Bee'

Lepidote Rhododendron: 'Too Bee'
R. 'Patricia' x R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'

Flower pink with lighter throat and strong red spots, reverse darker pink, openly funnel-shaped, wavy to frilly lobes, 1" across. Held in clusters of 3-5 lax flowers.  Blooms early midseason.  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 1⅛" long, convex, dull, retained 2 years. Grows twice as broad as high, rounded and well-branched habit.  Grows to a height of 1 ft. in 10 yrs.  Plant and bud hardy to -10 F (-23 C).  Hybridized by Berg.

Photo by Don Kohlenberger  


Evergreen Azalea: 'Rosebud'
R. 'Louise Gable' x R. 'Caroline Gable'

Flower strong purplish-pink, flushed with slight veining of deep purplish pink, broadly funnel-shaped, double, hose-in hose, 1⅛" across.  Blooms midseason.  Leaves elliptic, 1" to 1" long, glossy, mid green. Spreading, dense habit. Grows to a typical height of 4 ft in 10 yrs.  Hardy to -10 F (-23 C). Hybridized by Gable.  Received the ARS Award of Merit and the First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society.

R. 'Rosebud'

  Photo by Sally and John Perkins


R. 'Gibraltar'

Deciduous Azalea: R. 'Gibraltar'
Parentage unknown

Flower vivid orange, flushed red orange, deep crimson in bud, tubular funnel-shaped, frilly edges, 2⅜" to 3" across.  Ball-shaped trusses  hold 10-12 flowers.  Blooms midseason.  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, deep green, deciduous.  Mildew resistant. Upright growth habit.  Grows to a height of 5 ft. in 10 years.  Hardy to -15 F (-26 C).  Hybridized by Edmund de Rothschild.

Photo by Harold Greer   


Prior Year ROY Selections for Northwestern USA
2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004


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