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Welcome from Ken Webb - 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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Seed Exchange Now Open for Sales
Seeds collected by Society members are offered for sale at the 2021 ARS seed exchange.  Until March 15 only members of the American Rhododendron Society may order seed.  After March 15 anyone may purchase seed.  View the seed list and order online at the ARS seed exchange page.

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

Grants Awarded for 2020
• Dr. Shweta Basnett, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Bangalore, India

• Dr. Gulzar Khan, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

• Connor Ryan, Holden Forests & Gardens, Ohio, USA

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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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Rhododendron of the Year Selections
The ARS proudly announces its Rhododendron of the Year (ROY) awards for 2021.  Chosen for outstanding foliage, flower, habit and hardiness, the ROY rhododendron and azalea varieties are recommended for your garden. Explore 2021 ROY highlights.

The Next Generation Program
This new ARS program seeks to increase the number and visibility of activities and resources to attract and prepare the Next Generation of rhododendron experts. ARS Next Gen invites members and chapters to share their expertise and enthusiasm for rhododendrons through mentorship, training and support. Join us as we embark on this new journey of Growing and Learning, Together.


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