Mrs. G. G. Gerbing Azalea
Azalea indica 'Mrs. G. G. Gerbing'
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||Mounding form to 6 to 8 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|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||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Bounce a white azalea off stronger colors with Formosa Azalea, (Azalea indica 'Formosa'), Carter's Sunburst Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst'), Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac') and Burgundy Lace Painted Fern, (Athyrium niponicum 'Burgundy Lace').|
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: 7-9