Azaleas have come along way. Thanks for all the info. I will keep a eye out for the new varieties this spring.
In the past I have bought the ones called encore because they bloom many times. Do you know if these will bloom longer than usual or repeat?
I think we more Northern folk have NO HOPE of a re-blooming azalea yet - I keep picking out which color I want, and then seeing that they're only hardy to z. 7., darn it!
Still, a girl can dream... thanks, Todd, for lots of information, as usual. I want to rip out all my old azaleas (Fred, Bernie and Joe) and put in some smaller, greener ones whose names I know.