Azalea hybrids single - Plant
In hot dry areas of India they are best kept in some shade. They many not flower as they do in the cooler regions - but keep on throwing up the occasional burst of color. Plants are easy to grow. They require acidic soils and good quality water. Clayey soils with good organic matter content do just fine. Pruning is not required. Plants need good amount of water especially in warm summer months. Do not transplant often.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rhododendron Delaware Valley White ,Azalea Single Flowered||Various colored flowers available viz., Dark Pink, Light Pink, White, Red, Orange, Pink, Salmon, Purple||Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year||1 to 2 meters||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plants do not thrive in Zones 9 to 10 without a period of refrigeration; they need a cold, dormant period. Select a site with soil that drains well. How can you tell? After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out. Water trapped beneath the scales may rot the bulb, so a well-drained site is essential.
|best kept in some shade.||Clayey soils with good organic matter content do just fine.|
They require acidic soils.
|Plants need good amount of water especially in warm summer months.||50Ã‚Â°F||apply any organic fertilizer|
- Diligently water your plants. Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather. Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus. Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Special features: Mass, group or specimen. Shrub borders, mixed borders, woodland gardens and shade gardens. Also effective in foundation plantings or as a hedge. Woodland margins.
Ornamental use: Indigenous (native to India) Auspicious or Feng Shui plant Rare Plant or difficult to get plant Good for making bonsai Plant for puja or prayer flower or leaves Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border Attracts butterflies Attracts bees Suitable for road median planting Grows best in cooler regions
Medicinal use: na