The mission of the Potomac Valley Chapter is to promote interest in and activities
related to the genus Rhododendron. These activities are quite varied and include such
things as scientific research, public education, testing and evaluation, distribution,
propagation, and hybridizing.
The genus Rhododendron includes both hardy
as well as tropical species and hybrids. Plants in the genus belong to one of several
diverse groups including the typical
large leaf forms (elepidotes), smaller leafed forms (lepidotes), evergreen azaleas, and