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PlantFiles: Piedmont Azalea, Pinxter Azalea, Wild Azalea, Sweet Mountain Azalea, Wild Honeysuckle
Rhododendron canescens 'Varnadoe Phlox Pink'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: canescens (kan-ESS-kens) (Info)
Cultivar: Varnadoe Phlox Pink

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are fragrant

Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jimoconifer On May 16, 2011, jimoconifer from Dublin, OH wrote:

I received a 1 and a half foot Varnadoe Pink Piedmont Azalea from Dawes Arboretum plant sale around 2006. It is planted under the canopy of two huge pin oaks and gets some late day direct sun. I have not really kept it watered consistently in dry spells or done much other than mulch lightly with hardwood bark. It has doubled in size and blooms profusely(at its peak now). Gorgeous!! we have had several brutal winters in the past five years, so I would say it is reliably hardy to zone 5B. I intend to try rooting cuttings this year.


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

Barnesville, Georgia
Dublin, Ohio
Port Arthur, Texas

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