Rhododendron ‘Coralie’ – azalea

Rhododendron • Rhododendron / Azalea  • シャクナゲ / ツツジ  • 石楠花 / 躑躅  • shakunage / tsutsuji
Updated and edited  5/18/13 – had the wrong pics and flowers confused


The bright red azalea in front of the Kasuga lantern, Left of the three growing there (middle one is Rh. B-44810, and the one on the Right is Rh. S-G-1).  Rh. ‘Coralie’ and teh other two sit in the Area E, where the main path forks into W and E paths:


SJG • 5/10/13 – Rhododendron ‘Coralie’ – azalea – the pink, corolla coral-red, hose in hose – the left of the 3 growing in front of Kasuga lantern, Area E


SJG • 5/10/13 – Rhododendron ‘Coralie’ – azalea – the pink, corolla coral-red, hose in hose – Area E ; hose in hose means ‘flower in the flower’ – you can see 2 single funnel-shaped flowers coming from each stem


SJG • 5/6/12 – For comparison flower of the Rhododendron ‘S-G-1’ – azalea, growing next to the coralie, Area E

This is a write-up on ‘Coralie; from aplantshome.comCoralie Glenn Dale Azalea – Upright to widely spreading, evergreen azalea developed primarily for cold hardiness along the mid-Atlantic states. Single, hose-in-hose, funnel-shaped, yellow blushed, dark pink flowers with purplish-red blotches, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches wide. Flowers are borne in showy trusses of 1 to 4 per cluster. Bloom time is late April in warmer areas and as late as early June in cooler climates. […]

About hose-in hose concept (for a different flower, primula, but the same idea):
Originally, this flower variant was given the name Hose-in-Hose because the form of the flower is reminiscent of the way some Elizabethan gentlemen used to wear their stockings, one inside the other with the outer stocking turned down. The origin of the name gives us an idea of the antiquity of this type of Primula and in fact John Gerard makes the first recorded mention of a Hose-in-Hose flower, in his 1597 herbal. Parkinson also mentions the variant and illustrates it in his ‘Paradisi in Sole’ in 1629.
– Described by Simon Crawford of Heronswood Nursery website about the hose in hose form of a Primula.

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