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Flower lovers cannot pass by such a beautiful oriental flower as an azalea. Due to the variety of colors during flowering, anyone can find a flower to their liking. Moreover, it can be grown not only in the garden, but also at home. This article describes in detail the various varieties of rhododendrons, tells about the variety of colors and shades.
What are these flowers?
It is believed that there are about 350 different types of azaleas. But with this variety, for growing in indoor conditions, only 2 species are suitable.
At home, the flower blooms profusely. Moreover, the colors can be completely different, but most often there are two main colors: pink and white. In addition to these two colors, there are also:
In nature, the most common shades are:
Breeders are constantly working on the development of new varieties of azaleas. For the most part, they are interested in breeding a flower, which, some time after the beginning of flowering, will change its color. For example, a deep pink color turns into white over time.
What colors do not exist?
Azaleas have a rich and rich color palette. In addition to the common pink and red colors, white and cream colors are also popular. But there are several such flowers that azaleas do not have.
Let's say deep saturated blue and just blue have never been found in nature and have not yet been artificially bred. Also absent are shades such as black and green.
Varieties: description and photo
Azalea varieties can be categorized by color:
Shrub of the Repens group
A lush bush with deep red flowers. It can reach a height of up to 70 centimeters.
It begins to bloom in June. It blooms in orange, pink and scarlet.
Yakushiman hybrid. Inflorescences are red with a white core.
Hybrid "Hachmann's Feuerschein"
Cherry-colored flowers. Height: up to 1.5 meters.
Yakushiman hybrid "Silver Lady"
The flowers are large. It begins to bloom in May. The scarlet color fades into white.
Unusual variety. The flowers bloom scarlet and gradually in a chaotic manner first they turn into a pink shade, and then into white.
Tall bush. The flowers are brick-red with a diameter of 7.5-8.5 centimeters. Bloom from January to April.
Lush bush. The color is purple with pink stripes.
Has flowers of a bright purple hue. There are brownish-orange spots on the petals.
We offer you to watch a video about the azalea Marcel Menard:
The flowers are dark purple with delicate petals. In the dark, the color takes on saturation.
Flowers of a pale purple shade with pink dots. Diameter of flowers: 8 - 9 cm. Leaves are light green, oblong. Height up to 80 centimeters.
Elsie Lee tolerates winter well.
We suggest watching a video about Elsie Lee's azalea:
Azalea with white flowers:
- Rose Belton;
"Indian Stella Maris"
White flowers have a bright border. Flowers are double, corrugated or simple.
Small flowers. They are located very often.
Knap Hill Sylphides
Frost-resistant grade. White flowers with a yellow center. Bloom: May-June. Height: up to 120 centimeters.
"Esprinzessin (Azalea japonica Eisprinzessin)"
Height: up to 30 centimeters. Bush diameter: up to 50 centimeters. Bloom: May-June. Flowers: white with a pinkish core.
Flowering: May. Olive leaves. Flowers: white, collected in inflorescences.
Tall bush. Flowers: white with a green tint. Diameter: 8-9 centimeters. Bloom: December to February.
Medium-tall bush. Flowers: white. Diameter: up to 5.5 centimeters. Bloom: February to March.
Tall. Flowers: white. Diameter: 8-10 centimeters. Bloom: March to May.
Stunted. Flowers: deep pink shade, the top petal is maroon. Crown diameter: up to 1 meter. Height: 140 - 150 centimeters. Flower diameter: 3.5-4 centimeters. Variety "Pink Lights" frost-resistant.
Bulky inflorescences with 15-20 pink flowers. Height: up to 2 meters.
The flowers are small up to 3 centimeters in diameter. The leaves are also small: up to 3 centimeters.
Tall. Flower diameter: up to 8 centimeters. Flowers: bright pink with a raspberry tinge... Bloom: November to March.
Tall. Flowers: pale pink with salmon border. Flowers diameter: 8-11 centimeters. Bloom: December to April.
Medium-sized. Flowers: pink and with a white border around the edge. Flowers diameter: up to 8.5 centimeters. Bloom: November to April.
Tall, medium late and spreading bush. Flowers: bright pink, heavy, strongly double. Diameter: up to 10 centimeters. There is a wave along the edge of the petals... Bloom: February to April.
Read more about pink azaleas here.
Pure blue azalea varieties have not been bred. Mixed types happen. Occasionally there is a blue tint in purple azalea varieties.
Also there is a variety with flowers of pure blue color: "Rhododendron Russatsky"... And the rhododendron of the "Peter Alan" variety has flowers of a blue-lilac shade with black-brown spots on the petals.
Azaleas in bloom are a fascinating sight, and the variety of existing colors is simply amazing.
Blooming azaleas amaze with the variety of their colors. It is impossible to pass by these lush and flowering plants. The color palette is wide: reds, white, purple, pink and many others. But, unfortunately, such shades as blue, black and green have not yet been brought out.