Assortment of evergreen
Evergreen (or Japanese)
Azaleas keep their leaves more or less in wintertime. They
belong also to the genus Rhododendron and are valuable because of
their abundance of flowers! Last decades, in Europe and especially in
the USA - THE Mekka of the evergreen azaleas - many new varieties and
hardy introductions have been released and come into trade. Thanks to
the work of so many hybridizers!! Very welcome to cheer up the somewhat
'out-of-date' assortment here, western Europe. I have brought quite a few new azaleas to
the Netherlands and tested in my garden. A number of them are good and
hardy enough to plant here and in western Europe. For more information
see the page with articles. more explanation.
|From the more or less 'older'
Werry' - red; glowing leaves; early
'Adèle' - pink\red; early
'Adonis' - white, hose-in-hose; midseason
'Anne Frank' - purplish red; late; strong growth
'Arabesk' - purplish red; rather large flowers
'Beethoven' - purple\lilac; midseason; upright; very hardy
'Betty' - pink\carmine; midseason; strong upright
'Blaauw's Pink' - (salmon)-pink; late; upright
'Blauwe Donau' - lilac\purple; very hardy! late
'Brilliant' - fine vivid red! midseason to late; spreading
'Blue Moon' - rare!! light pink AND
dark pink! spreading
'Campfire' - carmine red; midseason and spreading
''Christina' - cherry red hih; late; spreading
for plant-labels? info!
The so called
'Diamant'-series in the colours:
'Diamant' white; pink; lavender; red
'Elisabeth' - pink hih; early; spreading
'Elisabeth Gable' - USA; cherry red hih; strong growing
'Excelsior' - cherry red; midseason;
'Gabriele' - cherry red with blotch; late; coldhardy!
'Galathea' - dark red; upright; bronze leaves in winter
the 'Geisha'-azaleas from
Germany with Japanese names
or names + colour (rather
'Geisha cherry red' = 'Kazuko'
'Geisha lavender' = 'Hanako'
'Geisha Orangered' = 'Satshiko' etc. etc.
'Georg Arends' - purplish red; midseason and very hardy
'Gilbert Mullie' - pink\red; spreading
'Hatsugiri' wellknown; lilac\purple; early; compact. not very hardy
'Herbert' - lavender\pink with blotlch hih; midseason
'Hino Crimson' - wellknown; cherry red; very early;
'Hong Kong' - rose pink; midseason
'Imperator' - lilac\violet; midseason; spreading
'Jeanette' - cherry red and spreading
red; bronze leaves in winter; somewhat upright.
'Kathleen' - cherry red\pink; early ; upright; hardy!
Promising (new) introductions from the USA (Canada):
- Canada; white with pink border hih; winterhardy!!‘Fascination’ – white+bright
orange border! broad upright
'Ambrosia' - light orange; broad
upright; uncommon colour
'Anchorite' - lilac\pink; strong and
healthy!! spreading; hardy!
Anna Kehr’ –
deep pink; double; spreading
‘Alexander’ – red\orange; kreeping; late; fine!
‘Ben Morrison’ – distinctive;
white border+pink\red blotch; upright
‘Bruce Hancock’ – white with pink\lilac border!! late; low
'Betty Anne Voss' - soft pink;
double hih; broad-compact
'Betty Hemmingway' - double
white flowers! upright
‘Cherie’ - salmon pink;
double! low; spreading; no direct sun
'Buccaneer' - fine red\orange! broad
upright; out of direct sun!
'Caitlin Marie' - new! Joe Kl.pink
'Carol' - fiery purplish red; hih; low;
very hardy; Gable hybrid
'Carrie Amanda' - new!
white+purple border; compact; hardy
‘Chiara’ – deep pink; hih and
‘Congo’ – purple lavender large flowers; upright
'Conversation Piece’ –
distinctive! purple and white; upright
‘Daphne’ – fine creamy white
with salmon\pink border; Compact.
'Delicatissima' - white
center+pink\lilac border; broad compact
‘Double Beauty’ – double bright pink; broad upright
'Easley Sky Blue' - light blue!
'Easter Parade' - pink and whitet;
‘Eliza Hyatt’ – soft
pink! double; very nice!
‘Elsie Lee’ – double lilac;
‘Frank Arsen’ – hih pink and
orange; upright; unusual colour
‘Frosted Orange’ – orange
with white center!! Compact!
'Fawn' - white with purple\lilac border;
'Festive' - white with purple\lilac
flecks and stripes; oupright
‘Geisha’ – the real one!! white with purple stripes; upright
‘Girard’s Fuchsia’ –
really purple; very hardy; upright
‘Gresham’ – bright pink; sometimes white stripes or mixed
'Girard's Pink Dawn' - deep
bright pink; hardy; broad upright
'Girard's Scarlet' - fine vivid
red; hardy! broad upright
'Great Expectations' - orange\red;
double! nice! slow growth
'Green Glow' - white with green hue; hih;
‘Hardy Gardenia’ – pure
white double!! broad upright
‘Helen Curtis’ – double white
‘Hilda Niblett’ –
pink\white+red flecks\stripes!! compact
introductions from Germany (DDR)
purplish red; rather large flowers; floriferous;
'Babuschka' *- cherry red; very double!
'Canzonetta' - purplislh pink; compact
'Eisprinzessin' *- dbl.white+small
yellow blotch; compact;patent
'Falkenstein' - from DDR; deep
pink; small fl. and leaves! compact
'Fridoline' - fine orange\red;
compact and hardy
'Kermesina Rosé' - bicolor pink
with white border
'Königstein' - from the DDR; lavender\purple; broad compact
'Kirstin' - fine bright pink; broad and compact
‘Maruschka’ *– cherry red; bronze-red leaves in winter; compact
‘Melina’ – purplish pink double; low compact
'Peppina' *- lilac with winered blotch; compact; patent
'Petticoat'*- pure pink; double; low; compact; patent
‘Pink Jam’ –
DDR; Knorr; fine pink with glowing leaves
'Purpurtraum' - purple\violet+white
'Purpurkissen'*- purplish red; floriferous; lowcomjpact; patent
'Rosinetta'* - dense double pure pink; roundcompact; patent
'Rotstein' - DDR plant; pure red; broadcompact;
'Schneeglanz' - pure white+yellow blotch; upright
'Schneeperle'* - pure white; double; floriferous; compact; patent
'Schneesturm' - pure white; floriferous; broadcompact
'Schrammstein' - DDR; purplish lilac; long flowering time; compact
'Kermesina'- German introduction;
wellknown; deep pink
'Labe' - from Czech; deep pink; hardy; spreading
'Ledikanense' - soft lilac\pink and hardy
'Mme Albert van Hecke' -
known! soft rosy pink; hardy!
'Mercator' - lilac\purple; most hih; late and hardy!
'Moeder(kens)dag' - well known; red; moderate hardy
'Multiflora' - deep reddish pink; late flowering
'Noordtiana' - pure white; upright;
'Orange Beauty' - light orange-red;
'Polarbear' - white and hih; midseason; compact+upright
'Purple Splendo(u)r' - lilac\purple hih; early; upright; hardy?
'Rosalind' - deep pinkish lilac; late and
'Rosebud' - double like a rose;
'Rubinetta' - purplish red; late; spreading; hardy
'Santa Maria' - orange\redrood; midseason; no bright sun!!
'Schneewittchen' - white; midseason and spreading
'Silbersee' - white with yellow blotch; midseason; spreading
'Stewartstownian' - known hybrid; red; early; no bright sun!!
'Toreador' - deep pink; midseason;
'Vuyk's Rosyred' - dark pink; late; spreading
'Vuyk's Scarlet' - red; midseason; strong growing
large pink and white; hih; or solid; special!
hot red. broad upright; strong and hardy!
‘Hot Shot variegated’ –
same with variegated leaves!!
'Janet Rhea' -special! dbl.purplish
pink+white border; hih! breed
Gable' - white; hih; hardy; broad upright
'Kintail' - special yellowish pink+white
center; upright open growth
'Komo Kulshan' - purplish red;
white center; nice bicolor
'Koromo Shikibu' - strap-like
lilac flowers; special!spreading
'Linda Stuart' - light soft pink;
pale center; hih; small yellow blotch
'Lovely Linda' - new from Joe
Klimavicz; soft pink hih; fine!!
‘Margaret Douglas’ –salmon
orange border+pale center; late; upright.
‘Mount Seven Stars’ – orange-red; llow; heary leaves; late.
'Martha Hitchcock' - bicolor
white with purple border; broad upright
'Mary Ellen Thomson' -
lavender; fully double; spreading;
'May Blaine' - lilac lavender; double!
‘Midnight Flare’ – remarkable
dark red;. upright
‘Mrs. Nancy Dippel’ – soft
pink; very double; large flowers; Nice!!!
'Nancy of Robinhill' - soft
pink; double; hih; compact broad
'Nannie Angel' - new!! white
strap-likes flowers!! upright
'Nassau’ – pompon double!+with purple stripes; special!. Compact.
‘Olga Niblett’ – cream; (rare!) strong upright; hardy!
‘Parfait’ – almost white with red
'Orange Cup' -
almost real orange;
hih; fine colour
‘Peggy Ann’ – with a personal
story! I have the real one!! hardy; bicolor soft pink and white hih;
beautiful!! does well in Holland!
'Peter Pooker' - soft pink with green
blotch; low and spreading
'Purple Pinwheel' - new! purple\lavender;
'R.W. Pennington' - soft pink
with green blotch;
‘Red Fountain’ - orange
red; late; cascade growth; fine leaves
‘Shimmer’ – white with purple flecks\stripes; upright.
'Sherbrook' - lavender hih; somtimes
double or rosette
'Sherwood White' - new! nearly
‘Sport of Easter Parade’ –
distinctive; tricolor; double; fine!!!
‘Vintage’ – winered; bronze
leaves after summer; broad upright
'Sunglow' - (carmine) red; glows in
'Talbot' - soft pink+ pink stripes\flecks;
yellow throat; upright
‘White Moon’ – white; very
compact; rockgarden plant
'White Rosebud' - white form of
'Rosebud double white!
'Y. W. Pennington' - new; pink
double; seen in N-Carolina
many new varieties, which I am testing on hardiness and health
More or less new from other European countries:
'Blanice' - Czech; soft lilac\pink;
floriferous; broad compact
'Chipmunck' - Cox\Scotland; brilght pink hih; late! compact
patent=plants; Cox\Scotland; i.e:
'Glendoick Dream'*- purplish red; double; patent
'Glendoick Garnet'*- deep red; hardy; upright; patent
'Glendoick Glacier'* double white; compact; patent
'Glendoick Goblin'*- cgerry red; fine plant; patent
'Lemur' - Cox\Scotland; red buds; deep pink; low
'Oslava' - Czech; pink with red markings; compact
'Otava' - Czech; violet; compact
‘Panda’ – Cox\Scotland; floriferous pure white; compact
‘Squirrel’ –Cox\Scotland; ffine
red; compact and low
'Racoon' - bright red; very late! compact
‘Wombat’ – also Cox, cherry red,
late! compact; low.
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I was in the USA for the first time to attend the Convention of the American
Rhododendron Society on Long Island. Very interesting! Visiting gardens,
parks and nurseries.
I was amazed about what I saw : evergreen azaleas in forms and flowers, I
had never seen before!! I bought quite some plants and took them with me to
Holland. And did so since then the last 12 years.
Azaleas with double or 'pompom'-flowers; or large flowers, bicolor or even
tricolor flowers. Flowers white with flecks and stripes, pink or purple.
Creeping plants and very late flowering. I had never seen such an abundance in
forms, colours and types before. What we have here In Europe is\was mostly
single and quite small flowers and no bi- or tricolors. Though Hachmann in
Germany introduced quite some fine double new azaleas. And still does!!
Meanwhile of all the hundreds imported azaleas many died because they did not 'like'
our changeable weather (climate). What we need here is not olny winterhardy, but
more 'wintertough' plants.
All the plants, that did well so far, withstood all our winter misery, and
I can recommend for at least the Netherlands and similar climates.
You see them above in the list of promising American introductions. I mean
for here in Holland\western Europe.
me now explain some words and notions, which you might not understand:
A rosette means that some stamens have turned into short\small corollas;
A flower is double, when all the stamens have turned into larger corollas,
almost as large as the normal corollas.
A flower is hose-in-hose, hih, when the normally small green calyx-leaves
have turned into larger corollas, most in the same colour, sometimes with
markings or a different colour. Sometimes they are as big as the normal corollas.
This can also happen with the other rhododendrons. A goal for me in my