Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Sunstruck azelea

Rhododendron 'Aromi Sunstruck'
Plant Botanical Name: 
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Aromi Sunstruck'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory Room Location: 
Conservatory Terrace
Sun to filtered shade, at least half-day of sun for good bloom
Plant Soil Type: 
Well-drained acidic soils, heavy with organic matter

This deciduous, fragrant and heat tolerant azalea hybrid was created by Dr. Gene Aromi of Mobile, Alabama, by crossing English Exbury hybrids with our native Flame and Piedmont azaleas. Growing up to 10-12 feet tall, these azaleas bloom from early to mid-May, several weeks after the Asian evergreen azaleas.