The Teresa Azalea at Mize Azalea Garden in Historic Nacogdoches

The Teresa Azalea at Mize Azalea Garden

The Teresa Azalea at Mize Azalea Garden in Historic Nacogdoches

The Rhododendron "Teresa" Azalea is seen to the far left in this picture of garden bed #31, Specialty Hybrids, at the northwest corner of Mize Azalea Garden in Historic Nacogdoches. There follows the crimson red "Margaret Hyatt," the lavander "Mildred Kinder," and at center the brown-maroon leafed Japanese Maple Tree, "Beni gasa." On the right are the spider-like, pink-shaded azaleas "Cherub's Blush," and behind the old tree stump are the bright green Japanese Maple Trees "Beni Kawa" and the "Mure hibari." Much of the background of Bed #31 also contains the Huang group of azaleas that were developed in the central provinces of China. Little is known about the evergreen azaleas created by Huang because his work was done before the cultural revolution.9 The plant name encodes a description of the plant bloom time, flower shape and color. Next to the Cherub's Blush are three examples: Huang 1-3-71, Huang 1-5-61, and Huang 2-5-71.


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