Nuccio's Carnival Azalea
Azalea x 'Nuccio's Carnival' (Southern Indica)
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Large Southern Indica azaleas distinguish most of the great old gardens of the South including historic plantation homes.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vigorous grower to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Suitable beside a short flight of steps or even under a low window, this three- foot-tall, rose-red Azalea will provide sustained color in a smaller-scale landscape. The bright red color looks particularly handsome against wood and stone facades.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, 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||Keep the scale small by mixing with a selection of dwarf, acid-loving shrubs, such as the white-flowering Prelude Pieris (Pieris taiwanensis 'Prelude') and Compact Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'), with its deep-green foliage that turns to purplish-red in winter.|
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: 8-9