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Gareth99

Hi all,

I've just been given an azalea as a present. It's very healthy with about a foot of foliage. Is it OK to plant it now or better to wait until Spring? They're quite hardy I believe.

Thanks,

Gareth.

Atilla

There are non-hardy Azalea. Is it flowering now? Azalea indica are the non-hardy ones, though I have one outside for over 2 years now with little issue, though it does not flower outside after the first frosts. Azalea japonica tend to be hardy.

Gareth99

Hi,

It's an Orange King and it isn't flowering now. Bought from a nursery last week so it's a young 'un.

G.

Hiya gareth

Just to say don't plant too deeply.  azaleas need their roots near the surface.  

If its been outside then plant it now.  

Gareth99

Thanks, Verdun. It's going in the ground right now!

Merry Christmas, all

G.

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Atilla

I have Orange King - very hardy. Plant now. Pick a spot with good winter drainage but dampish in summer or with some shade.

try to get some blue muscari...not the invasive sort...and some snowdrops or brunnera hadspen cream in the foreground.  (lovely forget me not blue flowers for weeks in spring)

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