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Strong Encore

Posted by kines z7 NC Piedmont (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 17, 10 at 17:34

I'm less interested in the particular color than I am in the performance. Which Encore azeleas are known for their hardiness and reliable blooming, and which are more finniky? They'll get the first half day of sun then filtered shade thereafter.
Thanks in advance

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RE: Strong Encore

They are equaly hardy, doing better in the Gulf Coast. A member posted recently to say her Encore Sunset has bloomed continuously in Z7 (Virginia). I have not heard if this reliably repeated in other years though.

RE: Strong Encore

If you go to the Encore Azalea website the hardiest are:

Autumn Amethyst, Autumn Carnation, Autumn Cheer, Autumn Lilac, Autumn Royalty, Autumn Ruby, Autumn Sangria, Autumn Sundance, Autumn Sunset, and Autumn Twist

They are hardy to Zone 6. Most reports are that in the more northern climates they are not very good at repeat blooming.

Of these 10, the following 5 are also resistant to lace bug.

Autumn Amethyst, Autumn Cheer, Autumn Royalty, Autumn Sangria, and Autumn Twist.

Here is a link that might be useful: Encore Azaleas

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