Florida Flame Azalea

31 May

This beautiful flowering shrub is considered endangered in its native Florida panhandle. Lucky for us though, it can be easily found at nurseries specializing in Florida natives. This photo was taken in north central Florida at a garden center (so it is possible this is a hybrid variety). It was heaven to be amid the thousands (millions?) of orange blossoms.

Florida Flame Azalea - Rhododendron austinum

 

 

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2 Responses to “Florida Flame Azalea”

  1. Prem June 1, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    I wonder how far south in Florida this species can happily grow. Do you know if it would do well in the Orlando area?

  2. FlaScenics June 1, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    This photo was taken just west of Palatka – so you may have some luck near Orlando.

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