Referred to as “the Royalty of the Garden,” Azaleas are very popular due to their variance in color, which includes all shades of pinks, purples, reds, oranges, whites and more. They can quite easily take over one’s outdoor garden as they bloom quickly and the flowers are rather large. Azaleas are considered easy to grow indoors or out and may bloom in Spring and again in the Summer, which makes them extremely popular for any occasion. ProPlants offers many types of the lovely flowering plant, Azalea.
Made and Grown in the USA or Canada, including Hybrids
Azaleas are in the genus Rhododendron, with Evergreen Azaleas in the subgenus Tsutsusi and Deciduous Azaleas in the subgenus Pentanthera.
Common Azaleas: Lavender Azalea (Pinxterbloom Azalea), Hot Pink Azalea (Jatropha Integerrima), Azalea Bonsai (Phododendron Indica Chinsan ), White Potted Azalea (Rhododendron 'Gumpo'), Double Bloom Azalea (Clarkia amoena).
Best Indoors or Outdoors depending on zone
Light: Indirect sunlight
Temperature: Moderate (normal home temperatures); if outdoors temperatures cannot drop below 30 degrees F
Water: Keep soil most, but do not allow to sit in water for more than one hour
Fertilizer: Do not apply fertilizer while in bloom. After flowering, use fertilizer at rates ¼ to ½ the normal recommended levels of general houseplant fertilizer.
Growth: Our Azaleas can double in size from what is received
Blooming: Blooms will last 4-6 weeks, and will bloom again in spring
Re-potting Re-pot when plant has outgrown the current pot
Planting Outside: If planting outside, position Azalea in indirect sunlight
USDA Gardening Zones: Zones 4-5