R. calendulaceum - flame azalea - species - RED flowers
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These are seed grown native azalea R. calendulaceum. This seed was collected from red flowering flame azaleas, the color could still vary some as they are seed grown. In early summer these azaleas can color an entire mountain side. Anyone who has done any hiking or driving in the Appalachian Mountains will surely remember seeing these in bloom.
|Name||Rhododendron calendulaceum, flame azalea|
|Hybridizer/Origination||native to mountains from Georgia to New York|
|Soil Type||Sandy loam|
|Sun/Shade||Morning sun / afternoon shade or filtered light throughout the day. Whereas more sun is fine for earlier blooming plants, later blooming plants prefer less sun. The more light a plant gets, the more bloom buds will set the following year. Blooming plants that blossom later in the year and receive too much direct afternoon sun, may result in blooms lasting a shorter time period. Avoid full afternoon sun unless in the northern regions of the country.|
|Bloom Time||Early/mid summer|