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Welcome from Linda Derkach - 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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ARS Seed Exchange Closeout Sale

Order available seed in the ARS seed exchange closeout sale held June 17 to July 31. The closeout sale is open to both ARS members and non-members. Please visit the closeout sale page for seed descriptions, ordering information and the online order form.

Rhododendron International Volume 7

The latest volume of this free online journal contains articles of interest to rhododendron aficionados. Read about rhododendron choices for smaller gardens, cultivation of rhododendrons on limestone, and see postal stamps from around the world featuring rhododendron flowers.  These articles are deemed to be international significance and of broad reader appeal.  Index of current and past RI issues.

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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 2024.  Chosen for outstanding foliage, flower, habit and hardiness, the ROY rhododendron and azalea selections are recommended for your garden.

Explore 2024 ROY highlights.

ARS Next-Generation Podcasts
Listen to "For the Love of Rhododendron" audio podcasts. In the podcasts we learn about the life experiences of ARS members, how random twists and turns in their lives led them to discover their love of Rhododendron. Our podcasts can inspire and inform others embarking on their own journey into the vast, uncharted territory that is plant genus Rhododendron. Podcast index

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