Encore Azalea

vollawMarch 30, 2008

I'm curious about the Encore series. Do they really bloom over three seasons? How long do the blooms typically last?

Will they really handle full sun, as the website claims?

I have a couple "Autumn Belle" that are beautiful now; just wondering what I can expect in the summer and fall.


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Mine blooms ok in the spring, sporatically in the summer, but have large amounts of blooms in the fall just when it seems nothing else is going to bloom. I don't remember the variety I have the tags are in my tool box with a bunch of plants in front of it.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 10:35AM
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In Knoxville (Stanley's Greenhouse), they have a good variety of Encore Azaleas. I didn't buy any last year, but I remember talking to him about specific versions that actually look good as a bush... even when not in bloom... and he showed me an Encore that was rather pleasant indeed.

I have never liked the look of Azaleas when they're just sitting around doing nothing. They look a bit too scrappy. Maybe one of these Encores fit the bill.

Maemae, thanks for the info... I actually haven't heard much about the real world performance of these shrubs.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 12:30PM
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I have some Azaleas called Bloom N Again, and they are supposed to be like Encore Azaleas. They bloom beautifully in the Spring, and occasionally will have a few additional blooms in late Summer or Early Fall. I have been dissapointed with the later bloom, although they are exquisite in the Spring.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 10:20AM
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They will do fine in full sun. Just keep them watered. Encores really put on a show all year provided you're within the proper zone.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2008 at 10:42PM
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