• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when the top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Brilliant Spring Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasAdd this six- to eight-foot-tall Azalea to your garden for a burst of lavender on a dark evergreen background. Try planting on either side of a vine-covered arbor to further define the archway.
    Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daphne (Daphne); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Fatsia (Fatsia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained, acidic soil rich in organic matter. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in extremely hot, arid climates. Water deeply, following a regular schedule, during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when the top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.
  • History & Lore
    The Indica hybrids are evergreen azaleas best-suited for mild climates. Within the Indica group are Belgian Indica hybrids and Southern Indica hybrids. The Southern Indica hybrids are sometimes referred to as "sun azaleas", meaning they are more tolerant of sun than other azaleas. In extremely hot, arid climates, Southern Indica azaleas appreciate some shelter from prolonged harsh afternoon sun. Morning sun with dappled afternoon shade, or all-day dappled sun is appropriate.