Azalea
Rhododendron 'Midnight Flare'

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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Regional

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

Williston, Florida

Peachtree City, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana (2 reports)

Florence, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
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.