Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Azalea
Rhododendron indicum 'Mrs. G. G. Gerbing'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: indicum (IN-dih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. G. G. Gerbing
Additional cultivar information: (aka G. G. Gerbing)

» View all varieties of Azaleas and Rhododendrons

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Suitable for growing in containers

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By FlowerManiac
Thumbnail #1 of Rhododendron indicum by FlowerManiac

By FlowerManiac
Thumbnail #2 of Rhododendron indicum by FlowerManiac

By zkmayo
Thumbnail #3 of Rhododendron indicum by zkmayo


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive zkmayo On Mar 22, 2012, zkmayo from Matthews, NC wrote:

I planted about 11 of these around my property about 3 years ago. They were 3 gallon plants. This has been the first year they have had a great blooming season. It seems they take a season or two to get settled and then take off. Theyve easily doubled in size, and I have them in dappled shade/morning sun, afternoon shade. Beautiful white blooms, with a slight green throat. The foliage is simply beautiful. New growth appears as a light green maturing to darker green. Love these plants as the Indica hybrids are among my favorite types of azaleas.

Positive FlowerManiac On Sep 7, 2009, FlowerManiac from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This time honored variety is the standard for white Satsuki azaleas. Bred from a 'sport' of the George L. Taber azalea (which is pink). Vigorous grower and profuse bloomer if given the proper conditions.


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

Bartow, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Lafayette, Louisiana
Charlotte, North Carolina
Matthews, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Central, South Carolina
Nashville, Tennessee
Coppell, Texas
Pasadena, Texas
Seabrook, Texas
Spring, Texas

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America