The Gable Rhododendrons

Joseph P. Gable, a hybridizer in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, raised seedlings on his farm from the late 1920's until his death in 1972. Joe Gable was instrumental in establishing the American Rhododendron Society, and is considered a pioneer in hybridizing since he pushed the limit on developing hardiness in rhododendron hybrids. The Gable Rhododendrons are noted for their rugged hardiness.
Disca Cadis County of York
A huge Blush White
with 4 to 5-inch flowers
A hardy pale pink
with a great plant habit
County of York
A Good white with
unusual foliage

Some other Great Gable Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons Developed by Guy Nearing

One of Joe Gable's associates, Guy Nearing, also produced some excellent rhododendron hybrids. Although Nearing lived in New Jersey, he and Gable shared much through correspondence over many years. Here are some of my favorite Nearing hybrids including some excellent Elepidote hybrids. Elepidote Rhododendrons are usually semi-dwarf with small aromatic leaves. They remind one of something intermediate between the standard rhododendron and an evergreen azalea.

Reliable Rhododendrons for the Middle Atlantic Region

  1. Introduction
  2. The Dexter Rhododendrons
  3. The Gable Rhododendrons
  4. Recent East Coast Rhododendron Hybrids
  5. Species Rhododendrons
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