||This most recently discovered species was for some time considered a natural hybrid, possibly with Rhod. alabamense. Closer observation and DNA analysis proved it to be a distinct species, giving it botanical merit. The habitat for this exciting new species is riparian corridors, especially stream and river sandy banks and often it is found on lower end of slopes in deciduous forests bordering the streams and rivers. Its native haunts are the red hills of southern Georgia and Alabama, where it can reach 8+'high x 8'wide. It is most similar to Rhod. alabamense but with a much wider range of colors from white, pink, to yellow. It flowers in May here in our Native Oasis Botanical Garden.