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Rhododendrons and Relatives: Have you seen this azalea?

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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 15, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9125221

We visited my daughter down in Washington, DC two weeks ago and saw this plant on the grounds of the National Cathedral. I was intrigued by the pure randomness of the flower colors. My DD and I determined it was one plant that produced flowers ranging from all white to all pink with random pink/white combinations in between. Has anyone here seen azaleas like this before? It was a low plant and at peak bloom and a late bloomer because Washington's peak azalea season was past. It is the most unusual azalea I have ever seen and I would love to know more about it.
Thanks,
Martha

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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 15, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9125222

Here's two more pictures of the same plant.

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arfitz
Caldwell, NJ
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9125249

It may be one of the Satsuski Az's which often throw off flowers that are segmented, different colors, and dotted.

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 15, 2012
8:22 PM

Post #9125449

This one was wild pitching flowers all over the place!
Martha

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 18, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9128133

Thanks for your tip. I found out that it is indeed a Satsuki azalea. They have bonsai ones in the National Arboretum with similar color patterns. It's just an amazing plant.
Martha

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