Imperial Queen™ Azalea

Azalea x 'Monal' (Southern Indica)

Lush, mounded form, covered with double pink blooms in season and sporadically throughout year. Beautiful spreading evergreen, use as hedge, screen or massed planting for impressive display.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreThough they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of the genus Rhododendron.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasMass this cultivar of azalea together in groupings, or mix with azaleas of harmonizing cultivars. Plant larger rhododendrons and camellias in back. Use this azalea in high light areas, as it tolerates sun. Good for plantings near the house or where foot traffic is high, as these often sunny areas seldom can support azaleas.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis azalea works nicely with other Asian garden plants such as Cheals Weeping Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'), Oshio Beni Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Oshio-Beni') and Silver Dragon Liriope, (Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'). It's exceptional along side Orangee Flame Oregon Grape Holly, (Mahonia aquifolium 'Orangee Flame') or Deer Fern, (Blechum spicant).

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: 8-11

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