Special Hours

The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.

Pinxter bloom azalea

Pinxter bloom azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Rhododendron periclymenoides
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Sunlight: 
part shade to shade
Plant Soil Type: 
acidic
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
moist but well drained

Pinxter is the Dutch term for Pentecost, supposedly relating its bloom time.