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PlantFiles: Azalea
Rhododendron 'Rosy Lights'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosy Lights
Additional cultivar information: (Northern Lights series)
Hybridized by University of Minnesota; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Good Fall Color

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bigcityal On Dec 10, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Nice late spring color. They do like rich moist soil. My Northern Lights series' azalea will start to wilt if they dry out.

Positive Todd_Boland On Apr 14, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

All the 'Northern Lights' Azaleas are great. Rosy Lights is a vibrant pink; a must if you live in a colder zone where most azaleas don't do so well. Fall colour is excellent as well, for an added bonus.


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

Spring Grove, Illinois
Alfred, Maine
Isanti, Minnesota
Hubbard, Oregon
Lafayette, Tennessee
Seattle, Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Butte Des Morts, Wisconsin
Menasha, Wisconsin

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