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19829Re: [AZ] Chauncey Delos Beadle

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  • Mike Creel
    Jun 18, 2014
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      I am pretty sure that I grow either this plant or a sister seedling of it, acquired from the old WeDu Nursery when Dennis Niemeyer was there.  My plant is blooming right now, very low, beautiful foliage but the flower color varies, 3 different but related colors each season, even a solid yellow.  It was supposed to be White Find vaseyii when I planted it, so the little mounding plant is growing at the feet of three tall vaseyii azaleas.  It is apparently an arborescens x cumberland hybrid, foliage of arborescens and a little fragrance.  I can post photos of it in this string.  I wish I grew the Richardsonii form of arborescens. It is missing in my collection.
      Mike Creel, SC USDA Zone 8a
      Lexington, South Carolina

      From: "'Ron Rabideau' rhodyrex@... [azaleas]" <azaleas@yahoogroups.com>
      To: azaleas@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:12 PM
      Subject: Re: [AZ] Chauncey Delos Beadle

      We carry this azalea and think very highly of it. Blooms late(Mid June in 
      central NJ) when most others have finished. I would call it medium pink 
      rather than deep pink. It is a low, dense grower that forms a mound.


      Ron Rabideau

      On Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:15:56 -0400, 'Harry Beadle' 
      harrybeadle@... [azaleas] <azaleas@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      > This is from the ASK US page of the ASA website, so please send me a CC.
      > I am of the same family - though not a direct descendant - of Chauncey 
      > Delos
      > Beadle who, as I'm sure you know, until his death in 1950 was manager of 
      > the
      > Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, and a recognized authority on azaleas.
      > My question is:  while I realize there is a long list of azaleas Chauncey
      > Beadle is credited with discovering and naming . is there one which is 
      > known
      > to have been his favorite or which was named in his honor?
      > My wife and I are azalea lovers and want to include it in our garden.
      > Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
      > All the best,
      > Harry Beadle
      > harrybeadle@...

      Ron Rabideau
      Camden, NJ
      Zone 7b



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