Azalea Midsummer Coral

21.35

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Description

NEW and launched in flower at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, 2015.

Stunning scented coral pink flowers with a prominent yellow orange flare. Raised by Ted Millais at Crosswater Farm, particularly to extend the flowering season. Flowering in late June with lovely light green foliage. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.

This lovely plant is as a result of the breeding work Ted did with Denny Pratt’s later flowering azaleas.  Denny specialised in breeding late flowering azaleas during the 1970’s, and Ted took these and hybridized them with later flowering forms of R.viscosum, which are native to the East coast of America.  This has further extended the flowering season by at least 10 days to the end of June, and produced some lovely bushy plants with great foliage and wonderful scent.