Azalea indica 'Formosa'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moist but not soggy.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||uh-ZAY-lee-uh IN-dih-kuh|
|Lore||Large Southern Indica azaleas distinguish most of the great old gardens of the South including historic plantation homes.|
|Average Size at Maturity||To 8 ft. tall, but can be trimmed to about 4 ft.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||Exceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Group this vivid azalea with other acid loving plants such as Normandy Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Normandy'), Seiryu Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'), Orangee Flame Oregon Grape Holly, (Mahonia aquifolium 'Orangee Flame') and Makinoi's Holly Fern, (Polystichum makinoi).|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9