Azalea x 'Karen' (Gable Hybrid)
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Showy Spring Flowers|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9