General Nathan Bedford Forest Native azalea

Brevard, NC(Zone 7a)

I gave into impulse and purchased the azalea at my local grocery store in Brevard NC. There was no growing info with the plant except to grow in part sun/shade. Has any one grown this azalea in 28712 zip code western NC? What is the temperature range for this variety? Will I need to protect it over winter?
Thank you for your help.

Lynnwood, WA

Are you referring to the confederate series of native azaleas?( of which there are many) In any event, a picture is worth 1000 words

Brevard, NC(Zone 7a)

Yes It is in the confederate series of native azaleas. I don't have a picture of the bloom as there was only one left. The bloom was a double orange. I was able to find out that "General Forrest" was developed by Dodd Natives in Semmes AL. I Emailed Dodds but received no answer from them. Thank you for any advice/information you can give me.

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