Outdoor Azalea Indoors?

hostalover360(4)April 12, 2009

My dad bought an already growing Azalea while on a trip to AL, I noticed that this plant is hardy to -10.F a zone 5-9 plant The Azalea is called Hot Shot, I Thought possible this plant could survive outdoors in my WC Wisconsin zone 4, but the flower buds might have a hard time becuase it can get below -15.F here in Winter. What are the chance of this Azalea living as a indoor plant in the winter and outdoors in the spring/summer? What are my best options? should I plant it outside in the ground, or not risk it and keep it in? Note that this is not a Flowerist Azalea, it's a true outdoor Evergreen Azalea. Sorry about all spelling errors.

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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

Girard's Hot Shot is from Ohio and rated to -15F. The choice is yours, you can take a chance on planting it outdoors. You may loose the flower buds some years but should not loose the plant.

I would never raise it as an indoor plant. You could put it in a large container and move the container into an unheated building during the coldest parts of winter.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to grow azaleas.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 4:44PM
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