|These Indicas are compact, bushy, and evergreen, prefering temperatures that do not drop below 20 - 30 degrees F. Of Belgian origin, these plants are a hybridization between R. simsii, R. mucronatum, R. indicum and others. Foliage is lush and full. Funnel-shaped flowers begin as early as late winter, depending on area of the country, and go through mid spring.
This, as all azaleas, are best planted high, in acidic, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter, under pines or the high shade of large, existing trees. 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.