Azalea
Rhododendron 'Rosebud'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosebud
Hybridized by Gable
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Ellenton, Florida

Athens, Georgia

Louisville, Kentucky

Valley Lee, Maryland

Turners Falls, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Ellisville, Mississippi

Mooresville, North Carolina

Warren, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Oakton, Virginia

Reston, Virginia

Anacortes, Washington

East Port Orchard, Washington

Woodinville, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
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Positive

On Jan 5, 2009, claypa from West Pottsgrove, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A Gable hybrid. Lighter green foliage than most azaleas. One here is probably thirty years old and five feet high. Flowers mid to late season. It's growing in almost full sun, and lacebugs are a problem.

Positive

On May 4, 2006, pigpuss from Ellisville, MS wrote:

HERE IN THE DEEP SOUTH, THESE AZALEAS ARE PERFECT. THEY BLOOM PROFUSLY AND BEAUTIFULLY. SOMETIMES, IF WE HAVE AN UNUSUALLY STORMY SPRING, THE BLOOMS BECOME TATTERED; OTHER THAN THAT, AZALEAS ANNOUNCE "SPRINGTIME" FOR US.

Positive

On May 4, 2006, sdagutis from Oakton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

They're great azaleas, but bloom later than most. Remember that when you're adding them to a mixed azalea bed.

Positive

On Jun 19, 2005, Tjsangel from Warren, OH wrote:

I love this azalea! The pink flowers really do look like little roses. Evergreen, blooms profusely and loves moist soil. Fertilize with azalea food in spring. Deserves a special place in your landscape.

Neutral

On May 6, 2004, raisedbedbob from Walkerton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Reliable bloomer when rain is abundant. In dry conditions, buds do not open fully. Bloom drop is not clean.