||This amazing (true flaming red) Rhododendron flammeum I found came from my friend Micky Harp's farm in Pike co. in Fall Line region of central Georgia. We were successful in collecting a few cuttings and rooting them last summer 2011, which should be available fall 2014. This selection is a true gift of nature to stumble upon. The name I selected to honor Micco Chitto Harjo, 1846 - 1911, pronounced Ce-toe Ha-ar-jo, meaning Brave Snake, while some called him Crazy Snake. Chief Brave Snake was a passionate and charismatic Muscogee/Creek speaker and political warrior for his peoples culture in Oklahoma. He traveled from his home his home supported by 12 other members of his clan, form Hickory Stomp Ground Oklahoma to delivered a fabulous speech to the United States Senate in 1906. Chitto Harjo was the only one of the 12 that did not contract small pox from that trip. Read his passionate begging speech here:
Or a short story of his life here
Pic of parent plants flowers will appear in 2-3 weeks. A limited number of 1gal plants should be available fall 2014.