Rhododendron austrinum hybrid ''Admiral Semmes''
Deciduous shrub azalea well suited to the Deep South's heat and humidity. One of the Tom Dodd "Confederate Series" this one is named for Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes. It is a gorgeous large flowered yellow hybrid between the Exbury Hybrid 'Hotspur Yellow' and Rhododendron austrinum. It has dark green foliage that turns a striking golden-orange in the fall. It should be planted in semi-shade such as the light shade beneath tall pines.
USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 9