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Hiryu Azalea, Kurume Azalea
Rhododendron x obtusum 'Mother's Day'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: x obtusum
Cultivar: Mother's Day
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Edison, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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Positive

On Apr 7, 2010, jackstangle from La Conner, WA wrote:

I have 2 of these & I got them at Lowes in 2003. They are wonderful & have NEVER failed to bloom profusely on Mothers Day! I love them & highly reccommend them.

Positive

On Mar 25, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

'Mother's Day'
This is one of the compact low-growing Kurume varieties. It has 2 inch hose-in-hose flowers that are bright red and blooms at mid-season. 'Mother's Day' is hardy to about -5 degrees F.
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I grew this one for several years and just loved it. It succumbed after I moved it and didn't properly care for it.
Its name derives from its ease of greenhouse forcing. Bred to sell to coincide with Mother's Day. Despite this, it is reported to be very cold hardy.
I wish I could find this one locally again for sale.