Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea produces an abundance of large, gorgeous vibrant pink double blooms in spring, summer, and fall that nearly cover the lustrous, dark green foliage. The ruffled flowers are very similar in appearance to the old 'Pink Ruffle' azalea. University trials have shown Autumn Carnation to be one of the most cold tolerant Encore Azalea varieties in the series. Butterflies love the flowers, and blooming branches are nice for cutting to create stunning indoor floral arrangements.
Plant Type: Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity: 5'
Width at Maturity: 4'
Spacing: 3-3.5' for solid hedges; 6'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form: Bushy, Dense, Mounding, Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Size: Medium, 2.5"
Flowering Period: Mid-Spring, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Flower Type: Semi-Double
Fragrant Flowers: No
Foliage Color: Dark Green, Purple tinted in Winter
Fragrant Foliage: No
Sun Needs: Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs: Average, Lower when established
Soil Type: Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage: Well Drained Moist
Soil pH: 5.0 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care: Low, Average
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer Resistance (the deer rarely touch ours), Drought (when well established), Clay Soil (heavy clay should be amended), Heat, Humidity, Sun
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