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Azalea 'Midnight Flare'

Rhododendron

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Midnight Flare
Hybridized by Harris
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Williston, Florida

Peachtree City, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana (2 reports)

Monroe, Louisiana

Florence, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 16, 2017, Albritton105 from Monroe, LA wrote:

We had a total of 12 of these Azaleas in Monroe LA. The newest six plants have been hit hard because my neighbor's willow tree died and they lost their shade. Last year's extended drought didn't help either. I'm planning to replant because these are beautiful plants. I will have to devise some type of man made shade or plant some trees to protect them.

Neutral

On Feb 8, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rating neutral as new in my garden (Feb 2013). My average with azaleas is about 50/50. I've been successful in shady, moist locations and completely failed in bright shade but not as moist.

The Midnight Flares I've planted are in a moist area, so I'm hopeful. I have tiny plants but they are in a spot where it doesn't matter too much. My tiny plants have blooms and the red is spectacular. Oh, I hope they make it.

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