Rhododendron ‘Bagdad’ • Azalea

Rhododendron • Rhododendron / Azalea  • シャクナゲ / ツツジ • 石楠花 / 躑躅  • shakunage / tsutsuji

I found it in already slightly ratty stage, on the end of blooming period on the banks of area F – it is best viewed from W path, and up-close from the stepping stones.

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Rhododendron ‘Bagdad’ • Azalea, Area F

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Rhododendron ‘Bagdad’ • Azalea, FLOWER; Area F

From Backyard GardenerRhododendron hybrida (Bagdad Glenn Dale Azalea) Upright to widely spreading, vigorous, evergreen azalea developed primarily for cold hardiness along the mid-Atlantic states. Single, funnel-shaped, dark pink flowers with purplish-red blotches, 2 1/2 to 3 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. […]

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