Encore Azaleas are relatively new arrival in Florida in the last couple of years, however a welcome one. Encore Azaleas are the only patented brand of azalea that will bloom in spring, summer and fall. There are over 31 varieties of Encore Azaleas with an equally impressive collection of colors. Most of the flowers are 2 to 3 inches in diameter which makes for a showy display. The plants range in size from 2.5 feet high to 3 feet wide to a larger 4’ high by 4’ wide size.
Surprisingly, the Encore Azalea can tolerate full sun – unlike many azaleas, and in fact, will bloom best with at least 4-5 hours of full sun or high filtered shade. However, in our part of the world, the morning sun is the best option with shade from the hotter afternoon sun.
At Verdego we currently have three varieties:
Monarch: The flowers are pink/salmon and semi- double that are 2.5 inches across. Growth 5’Hx4’W
Bonfire: The flowers are red and semi- double that are 2.5 inches across. Growth 4’x4’
Empress: The flowers are pink double that are 2.5 inches across. Growth 3’x3’