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Detailed information for Azalea-Evergreen 'Holly Springs First Love'
CultivarHolly Springs First Love
SynonymsFirst Love
Breeder numberHS 79-01
GroupHolly Springs
Description3’ x 3’. Flowers light purplish-pink with a paler throat and small red dorsal blotch. Hose-in-hose with 5+5 pointed lobes, 10 stamens, 2 ½-3” wide, 2-3 per bud. Blooms abundantly in midseason. Leaves glossy. Zone 5; plant and bud hardy to -20F.
Plant tag3’ x 3’. Flowers light purplish-pink with a paler throat and small red dorsal blotch. Hose-in-hose, pointed lobes, 2 ½-3” wide. Blooms abundantly in midseason. Leaves glossy. Zone 5.
Plant typeAzalea-Evergreen
Name originPete's first cross
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Seed parent‘Elsie Lee’
Pollen parentUnknown
Introduced in (date) by xxx
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Inside Outside Blotch Bud
Pink-Light,Purple Purple,Red
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Bloom timeMidseason
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Plant height3’
Plant width3’
Height/width years growth10
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Plant hardinessZone 5
Bud hardinessZone 5
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Stock plant
Sales 2013 Fall Auction
2015 Fall Sale & Auction
2016 ARS/ASA Convention
2017 Fall Sale & Auction