Knap Hill Red Azalea
Common Name: Knap Hill Red Azalea
Scientific Name: Rhododendron ‘Knap Hill Red’
Bloom time: June
You simply cannot miss the showy, red, fragrant flowers of the Knap Hill Red Azalea when it blooms in June. Once established, it's drought tolerant and requires minimal maintenance. It grows to 15 feet tall and 8 feet wide without pruning.
'Knap Hill Red' is a hybrid developed in England by Anthony Waterer in the 1860s. While the exact parentage is confused, it's likely to have ancestors from the eastern United States and East Asia.