Large to very large, 3-4" wide flowers of Conversation Piece Azalea can range from solid pink to solid white with every range in between from flecking and striping to flowers edged in white giving this Robin Hill Azalea its apt name. Flowering begins in late spring with the biggest show in mid spring and with another display in fall. Conversation Piece develops into a small to medium sized evergreen shrub with a naturally rounded habit. This Azalea was selected as a Louisiana Super Plant
in the fall of 2012
Azaleas need a humus rich, acid soil and adequate moisture during establishment as well as a good organic mulch. The mulch will keep the root zone cooler and at a more stable temperature, helps to conserve moisture, controls competition from weeds, and as it breaks down it's nutrients are slowly release back into the soil feeding your plants. Properly mulched Azaleas often need little additional nutrients once they are well established. Never use lime around Azaleas and realize that many of your 'garden' fertilizers like 8-8-8 and 13-13-13 contain lime as a filler so this could be toxic to them. Use a slow release, non-burning, acidifying fertilize instead when needed.
For more in-depth information on growing Azaleas please see the following links:
LSU Agcenter - Allen Owings and Dan Gill -Azaleas
UGA Extension - Gary L. Wade, S. Kristen Braman, Jean Williams Woodward with input from John Thornton, Frank Bryan, and Albert Penland -Selecting and Growing Azaleas
And see our Growing Guide to the left.
Grows To: 3-6'H x 4-6'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9
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Outdoor Light: AM sun, Light shade, Filtered shade
pH Range: Acid, Mildly Acidic
Soil & Moisture: Average moisture, well drained, moderately fertile, humus rich soil, and an organic mulch.
Deer Resistance: Often Damaged
This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Leaves, Nectar, All parts - Highly Toxic if Ingested
Click here to learn more about how to grow Conversation Piece Azalea from Almost Eden
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml