RE: [AZ] kiusianum
There are two ‘Shogetsu’. One is a Satsuki, the one you mention below, and the other is a form of R. kiusianum. The R. kiusianum is the one Dennis G is looking for.
Shogetsu is produced by Monrovia, one of the giant nurseries. It should be widely available. Similar are 'Jack's Picotee' and 'Al's Picotee'; same pattern are 'Pink Picotee' and " Linda Sruart'.
The chromosomes are in pairs, except the darker petal edges have sets of four.
Van Veen Nursery has Al's Picotee. I don't think Sonoma ships.
There are other similar colored R. kiusianum to ‘Shogetsu’. I don’t feel that R. kiusianum would make as good of house plant as a Satsuki or other evergreen azalea.
I am looking for a kiusianum 'Shogetsu' or similiar colored flower.does anyone know where they are available? I'm from Boise,Idaho-plan on inside plant to avoid the 100 degree weather as well as cold in winter.
- According to the IRRC, the Rhododendron. kiusianum 'Shogetsu' is a white flower, Kyoma Yokata Nursery, 1976. While the flower is white, I suspect it is a suppressed purple flower for breeding purposes and will convey purple to its progeny. Just a guess.
William C. Miller III
There was just another person asking the same question. I wonder what caused this.
I did a search and there are two 'Shogetsu'. One satsuki, one R.kiusianum.
All I could find is http://www.sonomahort.com/azalea.htm saying they sell a satuski called 'Shogetsu'.
What does R.kiusianum 'Shogetsu' look like and why are you interested in that cultivar so specifically? There are many many many azalea cultivar.
--- In email@example.com, "Dennis G" <finalminutes05@...> wrote:
> I am looking for a kiusianum 'Shogetsu' or similiar colored flower.does anyone know where they are available? I'm from Boise,Idaho-plan on inside plant to avoid the 100 degree weather as well as cold in winter.
- R. kiusianum ‘Shogetsu Kyushu’ in the US has been shortened to 'Shogetsu'.Rhododendron kiusianum
Incidentally, if you go to the Hirsutum Site listed below, and scroll down, you will eventually come to a picture labeled kiusianum var kiusianum 'Shogetsu'. It is actually a picture of Prunus serrulata ‘Shogetsu’! Oops that is a goof.
R. kiusianum ‘Shogetsu Kyushu’ in the US has been shortened to 'Shogetsu'.