DESCRIPTION - shade loving varieties that mass flower in late autumn through to Spring. Only grow to around 1m high.
CULTURAL - grow in a protected semi shaded position. Plant in 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 - Lovely container flowering specimens. Bring indoor for short periods to enjoy the display. Use as flowering garden borders
‘Aline’-large clear white flowers
‘Luci’-masses of rose pink double blooms
‘Charlie’-hot pink double blooms
‘Guanda Red’-large double red