|This cultivar is a clone of R. indicum and was brought to France from Japan in 1877. R. indicum is a dense evergreen azalea native to Japan, with lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves. Flowers are borne late in the season, either solitary or in pairs. Although young plants may be tender, they acquire hardiness equal to that of the Kurumes with age. Foliage turns reddish in winter.
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.