Rhododendron 'Girard's Purple'
Common name: 
Girard's Purple Azalea
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, an azalea, low growing, compact, 24 × 18 inches (60 × 45 cm) in 4 years, to about 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 m) tall.  Prolific blooming, flowers are about 6 cm across, deep purplish red (74 B), darker spotting, lobes wavy.
  • Half to full sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6   Bred and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio.
  • From a cross of 'Sandra Ann' × 'Girard's Scarlet'
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden.
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