Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Many azaleas and rhododendrons are too tender for the true north. These are the hardiest varieties available. Azaleas and rhododendrons require well drained acidic soils that are high in organic matter. If your soil is above pH 5.5 add iron sulfate or wettable sulfur to lower the pH. They have very fine roots and should never be allowed to completely dry out. Though they will tolerate shady conditions, they will flower much better in sun.
Number in parentheses is hardiness zone, see Zone Map
|GOLDEN LIGHTS |
Zone 3/2m. Upright grower with golden yellow blooms, fragrant.
|LEMON LIGHTS |
Zone 3/2m. True yellow, fragrant.
|LILAC LIGHTS NEW |
Zone 2/50cm. Uniform dwarfish plant with deep lilac blooms. (only 1 gal.)
|MANDARIN LIGHTS |
Zone 3/2m. Showy orange-red blooms, fragrant.
|NORTHERN HI-LIGHTS |
Zone 3/2m. White w/yellow highlights, very fragrant.
|ORCHID LIGHTS |
Zone 3/1.5m. Compact, pink blooms, very hardy
|ROSY LIGHTS |
Zone 3/1.5m. Deep rose pink, very fragrant, a knockout
Zone 3/1.5m. Pink opening white, gorgeous smooth stems, very fragrant
Zone 4/80cm. Compact with pink blossoms (only 1gal)
Zone 4-5/1.25m Deep green foliage, chartreuse yellow blooms,mid-late season (Note: $35.00 for 1 gal)
Zone 4/80cm Lavender-pink, compact, mahogany winter foliage (only 1 gal)
Zone 4/2m. Dark pink, vigorous, spectacular clean foliage, from Finland
Zone 4/1.5m Violet-red, compact, from Finland
|HELSINKI UNIVERSITY |
Zone 4/2m. Soft pink, great foliage, from Finland
|HENRY'S RED * NEW *|
Zone 4/2m Dark red. (only 1 gal)
Zone 4/2m. Soft pink, textured foliage, from Finland
|NORTHERN STARBURST |
Zone 4/2m. Lavender, small leaves turn mahogany in winter, this is a somewhat larger version of the popular 'PJM'
Zone 4/2m Pure pink, mounding, superb! (only 2 gal.)
Zone 4/1.25m. Softest pink (only 1gal)
|PURPLE GEM |
Zone 4/50cm. Wide, low plant with violet blooms