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declfi
Fenton, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 15, 2005
10:57 PM

Post #1877628

Hi Just wondering if I was the only Rhododendron fantaic in this area.

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2005
12:27 AM

Post #1877799

Gorgeous! How do you keep the deer away?
Tam
declfi
Fenton, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2005
2:30 AM

Post #1878066

HI Tam
Live in St.louis county Not many deer in the area.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2005
12:49 AM

Post #1886188

Just beautiful! What is the name of the Rhodo that we see in your picture?
declfi
Fenton, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 22, 2005
2:32 AM

Post #1888018

The one in the middle is Betty Hume. Solidarity is at the bottom of the pic. Accomplisment-Ben Moseley - Parkers pink-Wyandanch Pink-Tiana-Great Eastern and Arthur Bedford rounds it out.
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

February 11, 2008
7:52 PM

Post #4524750

Hi declfi-
Old post, but I thought I'd shout out! I actually live north of Chicago now, but I grew up in St. L (which means I rue the loss of holly *trees* and southern magnolias). I still go down there frequently, especially to see the spring Rhodie smorgasbord at Shaw's Garden. I always end up with a trunk full of plants, and last year I found two nurseries with great R.- Garden Heights in Richmond Heights (where I found R. daphnoides) and Bowood Farms, first place I saw Joseph and Michael Hills.
Do you have any recommendations for my trip this spring? : )
declfi
Fenton, MO
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #4524964

Here is the web site for the midwest rhododendron sociaty . There a lot of rhodo growers around Chicago as for as nursery you can not go wrong at bayers in Imperial Mo . A few Minuets from interstate 55 and 270( south on 55)
Dennis

http://www.midwestars.org/index.html
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

February 11, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #4524997

Ooh Dennis, you are going to get me into serious trouble with Bayers, I can tell!
I have joined the MRS, and I'm excited to go to the meeting coming up in March. Thanks!
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

April 10, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #4786898

Hey Dennis- Garden Heights has R. daphnoides... yummy purple flowers and unusual leaves.
http://www.monrovia.com/learn/plant_catalog/detail.php?uuid=55b3be8c53b4da608825684d0070813b

Don't believe the color on the pic; the flowers are a beautiful blue-purple.
declfi
Fenton, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4788916

I have not grow R. daphnoides . But It is probably heat tolerant.
Dennis
redchic01
southern willamette , OR
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2008
5:43 AM

Post #4811059

daphnoides is definitely heat tolerant. And i concur about the color of monrovia's photo being way off from the purple it should be. i'm surprised about that, monrovia usually puts up better pictures.
declfi
Fenton, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #4859998

This is Cadis Excellent in St. Louis

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declfi
Fenton, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2008
2:17 AM

Post #4860397

Here is Francesca a Great hardy Red

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cat64129
(Cathy), MO

August 15, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #5419969

declfi, I also live in MO and am wanting to get started with rhodies. Can you suggest a few that are hardy to our area? I'm about 60 miles south of KC. And is it better to start in the fall or spring?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2008
12:39 AM

Post #5420159

declfi's not listed as a subscriber anymore so he/she won't be able to see your post. Hopefully there's someone else from your area who can help you out though.
cat64129
(Cathy), MO

August 16, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #5420361

Just my luck! LOL. Always a little late. :-) Thanks ecrane3
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

August 16, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #5420633

Hi, cat64129- do you have any colors you prefer? There are tons of deciduous azaleas that are easy in your area. Dwarf? Large? Sun, shade? So many options...
Are you on The Hill?
cat64129
(Cathy), MO

August 16, 2008
2:35 AM

Post #5420666

I don't really have a set color. Just looking at pictures, trying to figure what I want. I love the ones that have more than 1 color! Pink with white or yellow hilights etc. Gorgeous!

I think large and it could be sun or shade either one. How long does it take before they bloom? From looking at a couple of sites, it sounds like these don't grow too fast.
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 22, 2008
6:56 PM

Post #5453136

cat64129, the Midwest Chapter of the American Rhodendron Society has a link to recommended varieties. Go here: http://www.midwestars.org/photos.html
cat64129
(Cathy), MO

August 22, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #5453183

Thanks Luis. I'll check it out

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