|Upright to arching, evergreen azalea developed primarily for cold hardiness along the mid-Atlantic states. Single, hose-in-hose, funnel-shaped, salmon-pink flowers with purplish-red blotches, 2 inches wide. Flowers are borne in showy trusses of 2 to 5 per cluster. Bloom time is late April in warmer areas and as late as early June in cooler climates.
Plant as you would any of the other azaleas: high and in well-drained, acid soil, rich with organic matter. This is usually a back of the border azalea because most of the Glenn Dales are taller, though not all. Filtered light is best.
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.