Azalea Identification

longriver(SF Bay Area)May 8, 2008

Have you ever seen this azalea? Do you know the name?

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It reminds me of Weston's Lollipop and Ben Morrison but the red streaks seen too dark red (assuming the color is true on the photo). But wow, it is a very nice bloom, longriver.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 4:44AM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

It is the true color, very deep red. I think you give me a key of possibility of the parentage. I also think it was a new seedling flower, picture-taken from a huge azalea hybridization nursery in China. They have over thousands of new seedlings under evaluation. I was told that azalea seedlings can produce the first flower in their second year. Yet a camellia seedling would take about 5 years to see the first flower.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 11:20PM
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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

It is semi-double, meaning some stamens have been transformed completely or partially into petals, usually smaller than the outside corolla petals, and commonly contorted. One such plant is:

Azalea ÂB. HenryÂs Dwarf  (Crow Haven) [Late, -5°F, Low] This is a sport of ÂOsakazuki with very small leaves, peachy pink, single and semi-double flowers. Introduced by Crow Haven Farms in Oregon.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 8:13PM
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