Flame Azalea

opie12(8/MS)February 27, 2010

I am looking for the Flame Azalea....can't find the around here and can't pay the shipping rates I have seen from nurseries in other places that carry them....does anyone have seeds for it? I saw there was not an exchange page in the Azalea forum, so that is why I am posting this here...hope I have not offended anyone by doing so. My trade list is current and I would be willing to do an uneven trade for some seeds from this.

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fill2

I have one in my yard, just moved here last may, so did not have much time to do anything. This year I plan to take some cuttings and maybe get some seed. Also have one that is yellow. I have pictures, but dont know how to upload them, as i am pretty new on the forum.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 11:10PM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

Are we talking about the Satsuki azalea Flame Creeper?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 11:39AM
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opie12(8/MS)

I'm talking about Rhododendron calendulaceum.....I've seen it growing profusely in the Smoky Mountain area and I fell in love with it! From what I've read I should be able to grow it here in MS, I grow other azaleas, and the info that I have found says it is hardy in zone 8

fill2, if you get some of those seeds or cuttings and would like to trade in the fall, let me know

Melissa

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 7:49PM
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fill2

Here are 2 pictures of the azaleas in my yard. Both are in an area that needed some cleaning up with a lot of shade. Both did not have many blossoms. Have others, but not as exciting as these 2.
Also have a kiwi that is to invasive that I am trying to do away with. It was to the top of a tree....
Have many great things here, grapes, cherry tree, pears, blueberries, etc.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3673425&l=56716cce3d&id=577263865

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3673433&l=ae5e538ec6&id=577263865

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 12:57AM
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alabamatreehugger(8)

I have 'Flame azaleas', but mine are R.austrinum

If the poster lives in south MS this one would probably survive better since it's native to that area.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2010 at 7:02PM
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opie12(8/MS)

I looked those up after I read your post, and they are quite pretty as well. I guess they are just so different from what people typically get from big box stores!

I actually live in central MS, near Vicksburg, so I may also look into trying to find the one you suggested.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2010 at 8:56PM
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jimmy2010

If I lived in Mississippi I'd go with the Florida az. It is much more heat tolerant. It is a native azalea like the Flame az, but also has fragrance.

Other differences are the florida az blooms alot earlier in the season and the flowers are a little smaller but when it does flower there are no leaves on the plant so its really showy.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 9:30PM
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alabamatreehugger(8)

Mine is young but I can see a few little blooms getting ready to open. I'll try to get a pic in the next day or so.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 11:48PM
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alabamatreehugger(8)

This pic is a little blurry, but you can see what the flowers look like (it was getting dark). Mine turned out to be yellow, but I have seen some that were more orange. I guess with seed grown plants there is some variation. The flowers do smell great though, similar to honeysuckle.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2010 at 8:27PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Hi folks,
I realize this thread is rather old, but perhaps there is still some interest here. I have seeds of Rhododendron canescens, wild azalea. I collected these this year, and have been impressed with their easy germination. I'm looking for seeds of other species of native azaleas.
Katie

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 7:12PM
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