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Rhododendron George's Delight - a nice flower with a mix of colours - yellow, pink and orange.

Rhododendron 'Double Winner' a strigilosum hybrid with hairy leaves and stems - has bright red flowers

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Rhododendron wardii 'Eliska'


Hans Hachmann Rhododendrons

Hachmann's kwekerij in Barmstedt, ten noorden van Hamburg

          Hans Hachmann is, without any doubt, the most important and productive hybridizer of Rhododendrons and Azaleas of the 20th century! And still many hybrids were, or will be introduced in recent years or years to come. What he has achieved, is an enormous piece of life-work!! Thanks to his work we now have hundreds of beautiful new hybrids of rhododendrons and azaleas to give colour and shape to our parks and gardens. With great passion and dedication he worked on the extension of winterhardy and colourful new varieties in all kinds of shapes and colours. A real enrichment for all of us who love plants!!

Rhododendron 'Marianka' ® 2004

Japanse Azalea 'Schneeperle' ® 1998

een deel van de prachtige tuin van de familie Hachmann



Album 155 Hachmann azalea hybrids
Album 156 Hachmann large-flowered hybrids 1
Album 157 Hachmann large-flowered hybrids 2
Album 158 Hachmann large-flowered hybrids 3
Album 159 Hachmann large-flowered hybrids 4
Album 160 Hachmann large-flowered hybrids 5
Album 161 Hachmann nursery+garden
Album 162 Hachmann species-hybrids
Album 163 Hachmann yakushimanum hybrids 1
Album 164 Hachmann yakushimanum hybrids 2
total review Hachmann Hybrids


Hans Hachmann 1930-2004
"Rhododendron-hybridizer with passion"

        That's how Walter Schmalscheidt  describes him in his book "Rhododendron- und Azaleenzüchtung in Deutschland". (Hybridizing of Rhododendrons and Azaleas in Germany)
         I was so privileged to meet him several times at his nursery in Barmstedt, north of Hamburg. He always was willing  to tell about his passion and prepared to take his 'hybridizing-book' to mention the parentage of some cross and why these parents. It always stroke me, that in spite of all his many awards, golden, silver and bronze medals for his new rhododendrons, he remained so modest. I was so happy to see that at the ARS Convention in Schotland in 1996 he received the Gold Medall for his entire work with rhododendrons and azaleas. He deserved it so much!! 
         As a young nursery-worker he practised his skills at the famous nursery of Bruns and Hobbie near Westerstede, also learning about hybridizing at the rose-nursery of Mr. Kordes. 
Then, back at the fruit-nursery of his father he made his first steps with hybridizing rhododendrons and azaleas, in 1951. The first results were not so good, but increasingly better and improving his results with i.e. Rh. 'Kokardia' und 'Ornament'. Since then, the end of the fifties, he introduced about 400 (!!) new hybrids. Now - we have to consider, that he also had to lead the nursery and he also hybridized with i.e. Forsythia, heathers, Hamamelis and more.
         The goals in his hybridizing work were to get rhodos with good hardiness, bright strong colours, great floridity and fine leaves. How he succeeded in this you can see in my albums in which I not even mention all of his hybrids. Next spring (2009) his son Holger will introduce more new hybrids and also his new  'Sortimentsbuch'. Then I will add new albums with his newest introductions.
          Finally I will also mention Mr. Gerhard Stück, who worked out with his enthusiasm Hachmanns 'Sortimentsbuch' so many years, so that it really became a book with so much information. You should certainly order this book.
          See also the review of (almost) all the Hachmann hybrids on the left side below. (link)


Hachmann's Sortimentsbuch -   (new print spring 2014)
' Jahrbuch' of the 'Deutsche Rhododendron Gesellschaft' 1983 en 1990
Walter Schmalscheidt: Rhododendron- und Azaleenzüchtung in Deutschland  ISBN 3-928521-00-4  (for sale by author)

Hans Hachmann, here with his Rhododendron hybrid 'Fantastica'

Rhododendron 'Peggy' een fraaie nieuwe rhodo met aparte kleuren 2004

bladverliezende azalea 'Goldtopas'  1983

Explanation for the pictures and names of plants:

W=winterhardyness W1 tot -18C;  W2 -18 tot -21C;  W3 -21 tot -25C;  W4 >-25C
H=growing size in 10 to 15 jears:
H1 5- 40cm;  H2 40-80cm;  H3 80-150cm H4<150cm
T=flowering time:  T1 before April 15; T2 2e half of April;   T3 May 1-20;   T4  May 20 - 30; T4 June 1-15;   T5 after June 15 
Rhododendron-names with ©  or  ® 
mean: patented plant, forbidden to propagate and sell!!
Year date after the rhodo-name means the year of introduction.
It is possible that some of the Hachmann hybrids are out of sale at the Hachmann nursery.

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