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for May 1st - May 31st, 2009

Picture of Rhododendron austrinum Millie Mac.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Florida Flame Azalea, Rhododendron austrinum 'Millie Mac'.

Rhododendron austrinum is known as the Florida Azalea and blooms in early spring before and as the leaves are beginning to expand. Large flower buds are prominent in the winter and open to trusses of 18-30 flowers per cluster which bloom April-May. The 'Millie Mac' cultivar has fragrant showy flowers with yellow centers bordered by distinct, white, wavy margins and very long stamens with reddish-orange buds. This flame azalea produces a delightful honeysuckle-like fragrance that is enjoyed by butterflies, hummingbirds and humans alike. It is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a through 9. Rhododendron austrinum ‘Millie Mac’ can be found in the Azalea collections. [Check out our Azalea Blossom Watch page to see when and where it might be in peak bloom].

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