Azalea x 'Karen' (Gable Hybrid)
|Description||An unusually hardy and highly reliable evergreen shrub with rich lavender-purple hose-in-hose flowers on a vigorous, upright plant. Foliage turns a brilliant burgundy in the fall. Showiest when planted in groups. An ideal spring blooming foundation shrub for beds and borders.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Karen is without a doubt among the most coveted azaleas for front foundation bed planting. It's cherished for position near the front door to call attention in the spring with its exquisite mass of color. Outstanding shrub for all beds and borders and will integrate with nearly every plant sharing the same requirements. Azaleas naturally thrive in the acidic soils beneath natural woodlands or ornamental groves of evergreen and hardwood trees. This is an essential of the Japanese tea garden as a symbol of spring, and is found in gardens throughout Asia.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Camellia (Camellia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Clethra (Clethra)|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.