Azalea x 'Phoenicia' (Southern Indica)
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly, when the top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Add 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when the top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.|
|Key Feature||Brilliant Spring Flowers|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 9