Girard's Roberta Evergreen Azalea
Azalea x 'Girard's Roberta'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||In its habitat of origin on volcano slopes of northern Japan, these are known as "torch azaleas" due to the naturally intense coloring.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A heavy bloomer for spicy early spring foundation beds out front of the house. Spot into mixed borders for welcome spring color addition. Use for fleshing out partially shaded bends beneath tree groves. A good selection for sideyards with enough light and courtyards in the South.. Important component of the Japanese tea garden to signify the season of spring with its blooms. Newly discovered for modern architecture as a single bold shrub for enclosed outdoor spaces.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Azaleas are exceptional with Japanese inspired plants such as Kwanzan Flowering Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'), Waterfall Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Waterfall') and Dwarf Whitestripe Bamboo, (Sasella masumuneana albostriata). Exceptional with ferns such as small Japanese Painted Fern, (Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum') and Australian Sword Fern, (Nephrolepis obliterata).|
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: 6-9