Rhododendron viscosum seeds (Swamp Azalea)

$4.50

Introduced into the nursery trade in the 1730’s, it remains as one of the most delightful of garden shrubs because of its June flowering and its exquisite sweet perfume.

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Description

A deciduous eastern North American species known for its “stickiness” and exquisitely fragrant flowers.  Be careful when pruning as flowers are produced at the tips of the previous season’s growth. Loves damp ground. Range is from Maine to Alabama.  Blooms in June after the leaves have emerged.  Introduced into the nursery trade in the 1730’s, it remains as one of the most delightful of garden shrubs

  • Seed Count: 25-30
  • Collection Date: Dec 2020
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Height and Width: 1-5m x 1-5m
  • Habitat: full to semi sun; well draining humus rich acidic moist soils.
  • Family: Ericaceae

How to germinate Rhododendron viscosum seeds:

Rub peat moss through a 4mm screen to create fine lump free milled peat moss. Add 20/30 filter sand (10% content max) and greensand at 1 tbsp/gallon of medium). Moisten, blend well and fill pots/flats/WHT, tamp firm. Sprinkle seeds thinly on medium surface. Mist well. Give gentle warmth (20-25C). Lightly mist daily. Provide strong indirect light. Clear plastic cover helps maintain humidity and enhance germination /seedling survival by not letting medium desiccate. Seeds should germinate in 10 days. Never let seedlings nor medium dry out nor over water.  Prick out when large enough to handle into individual pots and grow on. Shallow rooted. Be warned seedlings have very fine hair like roots and can damage easily. Have pots ready to receive when transplanting to avoid roots from drying out

Additional information

Weight 2 g