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Welcome from Bill Meyers - 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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75th Anniversary Annual Convention

Attend the belated ARS 75th Annual Convention to be held May 4 - 8, 2022 in the founding city of Portland, Oregon. Featuring outstanding talks by renown plant hunters, Jens Nielson and Ken Cox, Exbury Gardens Lionel de Rothschild and Tom Clarke, RSBG's Steve Hootman, and Rhododendron scientists Valerie Soza and Juliana Medeiros. Tour beautiful Portland-area gardens and signup for the pre- and post-tours. Participate in the plant sale, photo contest, plant clinics and informative poster talks. ARS membership is not required to attend. More Convention information and event registration.

2022 Rhododendron of the Year Awards

The ARS proudly announces its Rhododendron of the Year (ROY) selections for 2022. With excellent foliage and plant habit, beautiful flowers, and disease and pest resistance, the ROY selections are highly recommended for your landscape use.

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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.

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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

Rhododendron International Volume 6
Volume 6 of this online journal contains a series of articles that describe most of the rhododendron species that are commonly grown. Each article contains a brief summary about the cultural potential and characteristics of the species, their general identifying taxonomic features, their cultural aspects, and a flower photo image.  Read issues.


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