Mother's Day AGM

Rhododendron 'Mother's Day'

Evergreen azalea hybrid

'Prof.Wolters' x 'Hinode Giri'

Van Hecke, Belgium, 1932

Synonym: ‘Moederkensdag’, ‘Muttertag’, ‘Moederdag’, ‘Moederday’ and ‘Fête des Mères’

AMT 1959, FCCT 1970, AGM (1969, 2002) 2012


Slow growing, mounding habit, reaching up to 0.6m in height in 10 years. Grows wider than tall.

Flowers: Trusses of 2-3, large, open funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose to semi-double flowers. Flowers are 45mm long × 50-55mm wide; strong red with a flush of strong red with faint dorsal spotting of deep red


Not scented

Foliage: Bright green leaves, tinged with red; 25-30mm long × 7mm wide; bronze in winter. May lose some leaves in winter. Leaves can be prone to azalea leaf gall, normally after flowering, in some regions of the UK. Semi-evergreen

Other Information: Suitable for small gardens, easy to grow; best in light shade. Commercially available

Photo: Millais Nurseries