Azalea ‘Early Beni’


Growth Habit: 2 feet high x 3 feet wide in 15 years
USDA Zone: 6B-9B
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: ‘Louise Gable’ x (‘Oakland’ x (‘Belgian Hybrid’ x ‘Carol’))
Hybrid Group: Robin Hill
Comments: 2.5 inch semi-double to double, hose-in-hose with calyx. Color is a dark red-orange.

This is grown in a #3 pot and removed for shipping so the root ball can be bagged and kept safe.


Predominant Flower Color:  Orange

Flower/Truss Description:  Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, wavy lobes, 2½” across, hose-in-hose, petaloid stamens, vivid reddish orange. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, obtuse apex with apiculus, cuneate base, glossy, mid green, retained 2 years. Plant upright, well-branched.

Deciduous or Evergreen:  Evergreen

Height:  2 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10°F  ( -23°C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent):
Louise Gable x [Oakland x (unknown Belgian hybrid x Carol)]

Hybridized or Selected by:  Gartrell

Registration Reference:  ARS 772

Glossary of plant description terminology.
Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value