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Rhododendron 'Rosebud'

Rosebud' Rhododendron, 'Rosebud' Azalea, 'Rose Bud' Evergreen Azalea, Midseason Azalea, Gable Hybrid


A fabulous double-flowered Azalea, multiple award-winning Rhododendron 'Rosebud' is a small, compact evergreen shrub which produces incredibly beautiful rosy-pink flowers, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm). Opening from buds resembling perfect rosebuds in mid to late spring, each broadly funnel-shaped flower features up to 12 petals, delicately flushed with a slight veining of deep purplish pink. Flowering is so massive that it covers this midseason Gable hybrid in an exceptional floral display that can last up to 6 weeks, and hides branches and leaves. The evergreen foliage of small, glossy, mid-green leaves does not develop any appreciable fall color. Raised and introduced by Gable, 'Rosebud' is extremely cold hardy and regarded as the best pink rose-form full double Azalea. 

  • Grows with a dense, spreading habit, up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm)
  • Winner of the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society for the Mid-Atlantic, North East, North West, Great Lakes and South West regions. Received the ARS Award of Merit in 1972 and the First Class Certificate in 1975 from the Royal Horticultural Society
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Does well in full sun, though the flowers would last a bit longer in brightest shade or dappled sunlight. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Perfect for borders, as a flowering hedge or privacy screen and for containers. Great for small gardens!
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds
  • Excellent mildew resistance
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer, layering in autumn or grafting in late summer or late winter. Will not come true from seed
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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