DESCRIPTION - a very hardy, vigorous tall growing Azalea. Large single soft pink flowers with a rose pink throat in spring. Spot flowering through autumn and winter.
CULTURAL - will grow in a full sun or semi shaded position with summer watering. Hardy once established. Prefers a well drained, humus rich soil that’s slightly acidic. Fertilise in spring and late summer with a Azalea specific fertiliser or a complete organic fertiliser. Prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape. Mulch well during extended dry periods. If flowers are turning mushy this could be a sign of Azalea petal blight. Pick off any spent flowers and treat with appropriate fungicides. Watch also for insect attack and treat accordingly. Good air circulation will help prevent problems.
LANDSCAPE USES - use in garden beds as a free flowering carpet under trees. Great in pots in courtyards or entertaining areas. Strong growing azalea popular for making standards. Plant with other traditional favourites like Camellias, Pieris and Helleborus