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|Positive ||Violet88 ||On May 7, 2012, Violet88 from Raleigh, NC wrote:
Our flame azalea gets some sun only in the winter; when the oaks leaf out it's in almost complete shade. It's a little leggy, but blooms beautifully, early spring, here in Raleigh NC. This year it started blooming in February!
I have never watered it, except for an occasional bucket of water in the hottest driest summers--it's on the side of the house away from the hose. So it's safe to say this is a pretty un-fussy plant! The flowers are orange, but the top two petals are strong yellow. It has a citrusy smell when the weather is cool, which becomes somewhat pungent (not in an entirely nice way) when it gets hot. A great plant! I am going to buy a couple more native azaleas to go with it.
|Positive ||Clary ||On May 10, 2010, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
Brilliant orange flowers every May, most fragrant when fertilized with fish emulsion. A very unique shrub!
I had planted these along the foundation of my house. I have since removed them. Constant watering, acidifying, and fertilizing is bad for the foundation. Chemicals leaching from cement are bad for plants, especially those requiring acidic soil. I wish I had known this before I planted them, for the sake of my cement foundation.
They never thrived due to the poor location but they did flower well and we enjoyed the fragrance very much.
|Positive ||xyris ||On Jun 29, 2004, xyris from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
A spectacular flowering shrub of the Southern Appalachians, from southern PA and OH s to northern GA and AL. Perhaps there is no better place to see this plant in the wild than along the Blue Ridge Parkway, where it is possible to see examples of its continuous flower color variation from pale yellow to deep orange-red in early June. My father cultivated a large collection of forms of this species in western North Carolina.
|Neutral ||haleygem ||On Aug 20, 2003, haleygem from Saugus, MA wrote:
The plant has a gorgeous color when in bloom however to much shade will make for few blooms. Grows in the shape of a tall shrub that is easy to trim and shape. Can be used as an edger or border plant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Keystone Heights, Florida
Asheville, North Carolina
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Morganton, North Carolina
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
North Sultan, Washington
Bolivar, West Virginia