Rhododendron austrinum hybrid 'Colonel Mosby'
Col. Mosby Azalea
This azalea is a cross between the azalea 'Hotspur Yellow' and the Florida Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum). The large flower trusses have flowers that are dark pink with a yellow upper petal. The petals are somewhat fringed. It blooms in early mid-season and the flowers are fragrant. This fine flowering shrub should be planted as other native azaleas in acid soil that is preferably sandy and well-drained but with adequate moisture and a mulch of pine needles. It should have sun or semi-shade. It is one of "The Confederate Series' from Dodd & Dodd Nurseries in Semmes, Alabama.
USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9