Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons





GHENT AZALEAS, as generally known, from having been raised in Belgium,

are a race of hybrids that have been produced by crossing the Asiatic R.

pontica with the various American species noted above, but particularly

R. calendulaceum, R. nudiflorum, and R. viscosum, and these latter with

one another. These have produced hybrids of almost indescribable beauty,

the flowers of which range in colour from crimson and pink, through

orange and yellow, to almost white.



Within the last few years quite an interesting race of Rhododendrons has

been brought out, with double or hose-in-hose flowers, and very

appropriately termed the Narcissiflora group. They include fully a dozen

highly ornamental kinds, with flowers of varying shades of colour.



The following list includes some of the best and most beautiful of these

varieties:--



Alba marginata.

Ardens.

Astreans.

Aurore-de-Royghen.

Baron G. Pyke.

BeautE Celeste.

Bessie Holdaway.

Belle Merveille.

Bijou des Amateurs.

Cardinal.

Charles Bowman.

Comte de Flanders.

Decus hortorum.

Due de Provence.

Emperor Napoleon III.

Eugenie.

Fitz Quihou.

Glorie de Belgique.

Gloria Mundi.

Gueldres Rose.

Honneur de Flandre.

Imperator.

Jules Caesar.

La Superbe.

Louis Hellebuyck.

Madame Baumann.

Marie Verschaffelt.

Mathilde.

Meteor.

Nancy Waterer.

Ne Plus Ultra.

Optima.

Pallas.

Queen Victoria.

Reine des Belges.

Remarquable.

Roi des Belges.

Roi des Feux.

Sinensis rosea.

Sulphurea.

Triumphans.

Unique.

Viscocephala.



Double-flowered Rhododendrons:--



Bijou de Gendbrugge.

Graf Von Meran.

Heroine.

Narcissiflora.

Louis AimEe Van Houtte.

Mina Van Houtte.

OphiriE.

Van Houttei.





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