Girard's Fashion Evergreen Azalea
Azalea x 'Girard's Fashion'
Keep soil moist but not soggy.
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|Lore||Although they are listed as though Azalea was a genus, these plants fall into genus Rhododendron. The azaleas constiute a group of rhododendrons with unique characteristics.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A vivid red azalea should be prominent in foundation planting, particularly the front yard where it makes a big color splash from the street. Also works very well beneath tree groves in a naturalistic woodland setting. Problem solver for homes influenced by large old shade or street trees because azaleas thrive in the half shade and acidic soils they create. Azaleas pair with cherry blossoms to herald spring in the traditional Japanese tea garden and other landscaping influenced by Asian style. It's an American staple for traditional homes of the old South and middle Atlantic states.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Azaleas are exceptional companions for Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Burgundy Lace'), Leatherleaf Fern, (Rumhora adiantiformis), Yaku Princess Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Yaku Princess') and Silvery Sunproof Lilyturf, (Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof').|
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