We bought a house five years ago with multiple noid (to me) rhododendrons and azaleas. One caught my eye blooming this year because the flowers reminded me of a rose. Maybe it just has double flowers? I can't find anything quite like it in PlantFiles.
It's relatively short at about 24-30 inches high, growing in dappled sun/shade, and bloomed the second to third weeks of May. I'm in zone 6A in Michigan.
Thanks for the link, Bob. I think that's a good candidate for mine. Especially since DaylilySLP lives in my area and took pics, so I know it's available here. The only thing off is the bloom time, because it didn't bloom later than the others. BUT, we also had a very warm spring, and some plants were thrown off schedule. I'll monitor it next spring.
Thanks for the additional comments. I did label it as Rosebud last spring, even though it doesn't seem very late to me. It blooms at the same time as the fuschia colored azalea to its right and much earlier than a red one I have have, but maybe that one is just an oddball.