Welcome from Linda Derkach - ARS President:
On behalf of the thousands of rhododendron enthusiasts worldwide "welcome to our web
site." Here you will find valuable resources which enable you to learn more about
the selection and care of rhododendrons. We hope this will encourage you to explore all that the genus Rhododendron
(which includes azaleas) has to offer, and you will include these wonderful plants in your garden.
look" at what we do in the Society...
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ARS Annual Convention
Plan to attend the 2024 ARS Annual Convention, "Rhododendrons on the 49th Parallel", to be held May 2-5, 2024 in
Bellingham WA. Hear interesting talks, tour private and public gardens, purchase beautiful and unusual plants,
renew old acquaintances and make new friends. Organized by Districts 2 and 3 of the ARS. Both ARS members
and non-members are welcome to attend the event. See
event details and registration form.
Seed Exchange Now Open for Sales
Seeds provided by Society members are offered for sale at the 2024 ARS Seed Exchange.
Until March 9 only members of the American Rhododendron Society may order seed. After March 9 anyone
may purchase seed. View the seed list and order online at the
seed exchange page.
Rhododendron of the Year Selections
The ARS proudly announces its Rhododendron of the Year (ROY) awards for 2024. Chosen for outstanding foliage,
flower, habit and hardiness, the ROY rhododendron and azalea selections are recommended for your garden.
Explore 2024 ROY highlights.
Informative articles about:
- rhododendron & azalea culture,
- private & public gardens,
- plant portraits,
- companion plants,
- plant hunting exploration,
- rhododendron research,
- and much more.
Visit archive of previously published issues.
Rhododendron International Volume 7
The latest volume of this free online journal contains articles of interest to rhododendron
aficionados. Read about rhododendron choices for smaller gardens, cultivation of rhododendrons on limestone,
and see postal stamps from around the world featuring rhododendron flowers. These articles are deemed to be
international significance and of broad reader appeal.
Index of current and past RI issues.
ARS Next-Generation Podcasts
Listen to "For the Love of Rhododendron" audio podcasts. In the podcasts
we learn about the life experiences of ARS members, how random twists and turns in their lives led them to
discover their love of Rhododendron. Our podcasts can inspire and inform others embarking
on their own journey into the vast, uncharted territory that is plant genus Rhododendron.