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Rhododendrons and Relatives: Unknown Rhododendrons in zone 5... Please help!

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phoenixwomyn
Hartford, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #5221036

Bought a house last year that came with two rhododendrons. One is a magenta colour with spots inside the flower that is completely unscented. It blooms in mid-spring. PIctures:


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phoenixwomyn
Hartford, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #5221049

Another:

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phoenixwomyn
Hartford, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #5221080

The second one bloomed in late spring, is a very pretty orange, and smells very nicely. I realise both plants look rather badly-off, the first looks to have salt burn, and the other was definitely in need of some TLC. They both look much happier now that their soils have been amended and they have been given some MirAcid, but i'm still wondering what their names are!

Thanks for any & all help!

Brooke

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luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2008
5:49 PM

Post #5224497

Well, sorry I do not have an answer but the colors are very nice. Try to see if there are azaleas with the names Wow and Nice out there! :o)

If that does not help, check out this search database:

http://www.rhododendron.org/search_intro.asp
anitasgarden
Saugatuck, MI

July 27, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #5328264

I'm a new member hence this late reply, but I just came upon your post.
The orange flower definitely looks like an azalea to me. I have a yellow one like it. I live next door to rosebaynursery.com and yellow rodos aren't real common. She has been trying to grow some but they aren't as hardy. You could check out her website. Has alot of photos.
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

August 10, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #5395478

The orange one looks like a Northern Lights series, like 'Spicy Lights', or perhaps an Weston hybrid, like 'Weston's Golden Showers'. However, they usually bloom late: mine are just finishing. Maybe an Exbury hybrid, or a viscosum? Maybe even 'Gibraltar, except its flowers are really orange orange. There are soooo many deciduous azaleas out there!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



December 22, 2008
4:28 PM

Post #5918646

Late in responding but I expect the red rhodo is Nova Zembla...it is pretty much the only hardy 'red' rhody in zone 5.

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