If you don’t have any Encore Azaleas in your yard right now, you’re missing out on endless blooms! I don’t know about you, but I have this love-hate relationship with fall. I love the fall because the weather is much more manageable in South Carolina, no more heat strokes, and I love the fall spirit. From the South Carolina State Fair, Halloween, and Thanksgiving it’s literally a dream come true.
However, I also hate fall because all of the beauty that the Summer offered is slowly, but surely, disappearing. I hate the messy leaves and all of the naked trees. I just hate what fall does to nature (if that makes sense). It wasn’t until I bumped into the Encore Azalea that I felt like there was some hope for fall. Here are 5 reasons why you should plant these azaleas in your yard right now!
Ok, as promised, for those of you who have a love-hate relationship with fall, you’re not alone. However, I do have something that can give your yard some energy. Encore Azaleas. When other azaleas start losing their flowers for the year, these puppies are setting new buds for a second bloom! Before the last spring flower falls, summer flowers are ready to put on a show. And it does not just bloom from spring to summer. It’s also energetic blooms from spring to summer and into fall!
Compared to the traditional azaleas, Encore Azaleas can tolerate up to 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. It’s actually encouraged to plant it in full sun because it will help to give you more blooms season after season!
Encore Azaleas are also a lot more cold hardy. University studies showed that the majority of Encore Azalea varieties are cold hardy through USDA zone 6. Therefore, plant those flowers in the ground and let it do its thing without worrying about frost!
Pest and Disease Resistant
Enjoy your vibrant blooms from spring into fall without having to worry about pesky pests and diseases, because Encore Azaleas are pretty pest and disease resistant.
Encore Azaleas are great for multiple uses. Whether you want to plant it as a hedge and have electric pastel blooms guarding your yard, or a simple touch of color with potted plants. They will not disappoint. Growing to a mature height of 3 to 4 feet tall, if left unpruned, just imagine how jealous your family will be when they see how welcoming your yard is during Thanksgiving!