Azalea
Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Orchid Lights
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 17, 2012, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice azalea, flower buds are very hardy. I've grown this without any protection and never had any damage or loss of flowers.

Neutral

On Mar 22, 2011, humidcontntl from Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Actually, this plant is supposed to be 2-3 feet tall, not 6-8 feet.

Positive

On Feb 13, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the first Northern Lights Azaleas, it is still the hardiest. The flowers are small and the plant short and bushy but they are very floriferous.