Azalea & Rhododendron Blossoms Gallery

'Mount Saint Helens'
Deciduous Azalea


Mt St Helens

This deciduous azalea is only tentatively identified as 'Mount St. Helens.'
Its blooms are scarsely the same color from year to year, & it was
obtained without a label. This May photo is from (I think) 2002,
showing it a dark, dark, dark pink, though when the blooms
first opened the orange dorsal spot was more prominant.

Mt St Helens

In May 2004 the flowers were much paler & the orange dorsal
was subdued; in 2003 by contrast the orange dorsal was so large &
bright it scrasely seemed like the same shrub. Why the bloom is
so variable year to year I cannot begin to guess.

Neighbor's Azalea

This is a different azalea growing a few houses down in a neighbor's yard.
I photographed it in May 2004. This too is a hybrid, but the color is closer
to the wild Flame Azalea.

For more about this shrub, see the primary
R. 'Mount Saint Helens' Azalea Page
& see the
'Mt Saint Helens' Azalea Page along the Autumn Leaves Garden Walk

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