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Welcome from Ann Mangels - ARS President:

On behalf of the thousands of rhododendron enthusiasts worldwide "welcome to our web site." Here you will find valuable resources which enable you to learn more about the selection and care of rhododendrons. We hope this will encourage you to explore all that the genus Rhododendron (which includes azaleas) has to offer, and you will include these wonderful plants in your garden.

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2018 ARS Spring Convention
Hosted by the Deutsche Rhododendron Gesellschaft, the ARS Spring Convention will be held in Bremen, Germany May 20-26, 2018. Three optional tours before the Convention and one optional tour after the Convention are available to attendees. Visit to learn more about the tour options, local accommodations, the presentations and Convention registration.

Seed Exchange Now Open for Sales
Seeds collected by Society members are offered for sale at the 2018 ARS seed exchange.  Until March 15th only members of the American Rhododendron Society may order seed.  After March 15th anyone may purchase seed.  See seed exchange page for details.

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Informative articles about:
 - rhododendron & azalea culture,
 - propagation,
 - hybridizing,
 - private & public gardens,
 - plant portraits,
 - companion plants,
 - plant hunting exploration,
 - rhododendron research,
 - and much more.

Visit archive of previously published issues.


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New Rhododendron Research Network
An exciting new research network and web site is being established that will enable a multitude of opportunities for collaboration and communication between members of the rhododendron-research community.  More information


Call for Research Grant Proposals
The Research Committee is pleased to announce its call for applications for rhododendron and azalea research grants.

Grant Awarded for 2017
• Dr. Jean H. Burns, Department of Biology
  Case Western Reserve University
  Cleveland, OH

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