Rhododendron flammeum 'Florence'
Azalea, Oconee 'Florence'
'Florence' is a robust selection or possibly hybrid of Rhododendron flammeum (which see). It was selected and named by our friend Charles Webb of Superior Trees in Florida. Florence, for whom it is named, is the wife of Mr. Webb and they have been great friends of ours. This azalea had originally come in a group from the the late Aaron Varnadoe of Colquitt, Georgia who collected, propagated, and offered many fine native azaleas. It flowers in spring with large terminal clusters of bright orange flowers.