Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Pinxter bloom azalea

Pinxter bloom azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Rhododendron periclymenoides
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
part shade to shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
moist but well drained

Pinxter is the Dutch term for Pentecost, supposedly relating its bloom time.