|Compact, upright, evergreen azalea that was developed to thrive in temperate climates and is hardy to 5 degrees F. Double, hose-in-hose, funnel-shaped, rich purplish-red flowers, 2 inches wide. Blooms have no stamens. Flowers are borne in showy trusses from mid to late spring. Plant as you would any of the other azaleas: high and in well-drained, acid soil, rich with organic matter. Beautiful in containers and as ground covers. Filtered light is best.
Bill Guttormsen of Canby, Oregon began breeding the Greenwood hybrids in 1960. The parentage includes Kurume, Glenn Dale, and Gable hybrids. Though azaleas have a potentially large list of possible pest and disease problems, they are usually trouble-free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions.