|The evergreen Southern Indian Hybrids originated in the Deep South of the U.S. in the mid-19th century. Their parentage is mainly owed to the Belgian Indian hybrids and other species such as R. indicum and S. simsii. They tend to be hardier than the Belgian Indians.
This cultivar should not be confused with the Ghent or Kurume hybrids of the same name. It belongs to the low, compact, slow-growing group of Southern Indian Hybrids. These usually bloom late and show characteristics of R. indicum.
Plant as you would any of the other azaleas: high and in well-drained, acid soil, rich with organic matter. Though azaleas have a potentially large list of possible pest and disease problems, they are usually trouble free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions.