Rhododendron ‘J.T. Lovett • Azalea

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Rhododendron ‘J.T. Lovett Azalea, Area H

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Rhododendron ‘J.T. Lovett Azalea, Area H; flower: corolla magenta-pink

From Journal American Rhododendron Society: […] The latest species of the Obtusum Subseries to bloom in Delaware is the true R. indicum. We grow several forms here, all with double flowers except one. This last is the plant known for years in the trade as ‘J. T. Lovett’, which Wilson in his monograph on azaleas says is nothing but typical indicum. It is a low, dense, fully evergreen shrub with glossy, narrow leaves on strigose reddish branchlets. Its flowers are about 2½ inches across, a bright and rather deep pink, and appear in the middle of June. It is totally hardy here, and has been at Winterthur a very long time.  […]  The rest of this interesting article very worth reading – aleks

From Hirsutum.info (not much info, except synonym – it’s a community based database, perhaps we should add info there?):  • Azalea ‘J.T. Lovett’
Hybridizer – unknown
Azalea-group – unknown
Foliage winter – unknown
Height in 10 years – ?
Bloom time – unknown
Hardiness 
Flower – unknown
Leaves – unknown
Synonyms – ‘Macranthum Rose’

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