Thursday, June 9, 2016

Gregory Bald azaleas

We have three hybrid native azaleas from Gregory Bald, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, planted below our deck.  Two are a lovely coral pink color --luminous in the morning and evening.  The diversity of hybrid flame azaleas on Gregory Bald is legendary. 

A third is a deep orange color, much smaller.  I've posted about it in the past, or a relative; we're now thinking that it's a replacement!

Our plants came from a small nursery owner who had grown them from seed.  The flower color variation in seedlings is impressive (as are the variations in the natural hybrid population).

1 comment:

  1. They're quite lovely. I sure wish my garden was hospitable to them.


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