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PlantFiles: Encore Azalea
Rhododendron 'Autumn Amethyst'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Amethyst
Additional cultivar information: (PP10567; Encore series, aka Conlee)
Hybridized by R. Lee; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

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


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral brucehenderson On Jul 8, 2007, brucehenderson from Shreveport, LA wrote:

The only Encore I would go neutral on, and only because the foliage gets sparse in zone 8 in the South during the winter (weeds grow underneath in spring), compared w/ all other Encores that I have. Great intense bloom color and nice foliage color in fall.

Positive Magwar On Apr 13, 2005, Magwar from Royston, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Dense spreading variety, lustrous green foliage with purple winter coloration, beautiful flowering early spring, returning each fall. Blooms in single form, purple. (taken from id tag on plant.)


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

Royston, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Shreveport, Louisiana
Dracut, Massachusetts
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Alvin, Texas

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