Shrubs & Hedges
Azaleas: 4 Top Picks for Effortless Color
There's nothing like the iconic color of Azaleas in full bloom. Known for their wide array of hues, easygoing elegance and breathtaking good looks, Azaleas are a favorite for the season. It's no wonder why these flowers are a staple at the Masters each year!
And now, it's easy to get the vibrancy of Azaleas for yourself, especially since we offer a wide array of tones, types and more. Thankfully, no matter which Azalea you choose, they're simple to plant and grow nearly anywhere. Check out our top picks below!
1. Autumn Fire™ Encore® Azalea
Living up to its name, the dazzling Autumn Fire makes the ultimate statement. For starters, it blooms in multiple seasons, it thrives through cold weather and it's tougher all-around than traditional varieties.
And it's especially one-of-a-kind because it blooms multiple times a year, with cherry red color that sits majestically amidst green foliage. Best of all, the Autumn Fire will shine not only in the spring...but also well into autumn. There's nothing quite like this sweet selection!
2. Bloom-A-Thon® Lavender Azalea
With this Azalea, you get a number of benefits:
- Purple blooms in spring, summer and fall.
- Fresh color without the hassle since it's cold hardy, heat tolerant and resistant to diseases.
- Evergreen foliage for year-round appeal.
The Bloom-A-Thon® was introduced in 2012 and has since taken the botanical world by storm. And who can resist the blankets of purple and lavender blooms? This fresh color lasts throughout the growing season, giving your garden a much-needed boost through the heat of summer and even the cold of fall.
3. Conversation Piece Azalea
Conversation Piece Azaleas are renowned for their stunning, multicolor blooms, with unique pink flowers that stand out against deep green foliage for the perfect backdrop. And since these Azaleas are broadleaf evergreens, they keep their color year-round.
But the Conversation Piece is dubbed for its huge, striking pink blooms that can measure up to four inches in total width. The first round of these sizable blooms arrives in spring, with white blossoms that unfurl to bright pink. Then, since the Conversation Piece is a re-blooming hybrid, you get a repeat show as the fall season begins.
4. Autumn Belle™ Encore® Azalea
Another member of the famous Encore family, the Belle delivers pastel pink blooms from spring through late fall. And these Encore Azaleas have bloomed late in areas with warmer weather, meaning that you could have flourishing flowers into the end of November!
Even better? It's evergreen, too. So you get year-round color, and more importantly, color that's not bothered by pests, diseases, or drought. The Autumn is effortless elegance, redefined.
But from the Encore to the Conversation Piece, you can't go wrong with Azaleas. With our top 4 (and plenty more to select at our site), you'll have a masterful garden that's second to none. Check out more Azaleas!