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Easy-care, brilliant color in spring, summer and fall... Year-round curb appeal is simple with the world’s most popular reblooming azalea. Encore® Azalea is the best azalea you’ll ever plant. If you love spring-blooming azaleas, you can enjoy this explosion of color season after season with Encore Azaleas. Encore Azaleas have 29 varieties of bloom colors and sizes to choose from and perform equally well in sunny locations or high-filtered shade. Plant them in your garden and enjoy sustainable color and evergreen foliage season after season.

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Pink

Autumn Carnation™

Autumn Carnival™

Autumn Cheer™

Autumn Coral™

Autumn Debutante™

Autumn Jewel™

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Autumn Belle™

Autumn Bravo™

White

Autumn Angel™

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Autumn Empress™

Autumn Chiffon™

Autumn Embers™

Autumn Ivory™

Autumn Princess™

Autumn Rouge™

Autumn Starlite™

Autumn Monarch™

Autumn Lily™

Autumn Sangria™

Autumn Sundance™

Autumn Sweetheart™

Autumn Sunburst™

Autumn Ruby™

Autumn Moonlight™

Autumn Amethyst™

Autumn Lilac™

Autumn Royalty™

Autumn Twist™

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Purple

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Red

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Bi-Color

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Autumn Sunset™

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Inventor Buddy Lee continues to develop new Encore® Azaleas with improvements such as increased cold-hardiness and unique bloom colors. Find these four new varieties at your local garden center.

Autumn Ivory ™ Autumn Jewel ™ Autumn Lily ™ Autumn Sunburst ™

Autumn Sunburst™ adds a pop of color to any landscape.


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Autumn Ivory

Autumn Jewel ™

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Autumn Sunburst Autumn Lily


Angel

Azalea x ‘Robleg’ PP#15227

Autumn Angel has pure white flowers that appear iridescent in the morning light. The combination of the stark-white blooms and the glossy, deep-green foliage makes this variety a wonderful addition to any garden.

Amethyst

3 feet 3 feet 3” across 7-9

Belle

Azalea x ‘Conlee’ PP#10567

Azalea x ‘Robleo’ PP#19899

With its dark-lavender blooms, lustrous green summer foliage and attractive purple winter foliage, Autumn Amethyst offers vibrant year-round interest to any garden. University trials have shown it to be one of the most cold-hardy varieties of the Encore® Azalea line.

With light-green foliage and ruffled pale-pink flowers embellished by delicate white lacing and magenta freckles, this variety is a garden designer’s delight. And, landscapers will love Autumn Belle’s robust, upright growing habit.

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4 feet 4 feet 2” across 6A-9

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5 feet 4 feet 2.5” across 7-9


Bravo

Carnival

Azalea x ‘Conlen’ PP#11628

Azalea x ‘Conlet’ PP#12111

Autumn Bravo is a favorite among Encore® Azalea fans. Its blazing-red blooms contrast nicely with dark-green foliage, putting on an attractive show late into fall.

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With brilliant medium pink blooms, Autumn Carnival is great for borders or as a specimen. Heavy flowering makes this variety a traffic stopper!

3 feet 3.5 feet 2.5” across 6B-9

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Carnation

3 feet 3.5 feet 2.5” across 6B-9

Azalea x ‘Roblec’ PP#15339

With Autumn Carnation, gardeners can enjoy again and again the rich mediumpink blooms seen on the Pink Ruffle azalea only once a year. The exceptional flower quality and lustrous dark-green foliage make this variety an excellent spacing addition.

Height: Width: Bloom: Hardiness:

4.5 feet 4 feet 2.5” across 6A-9

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Chiffon

Azalea x ‘Robled’ PP#15862

With light-pink blooms that offer a splash of dark pink in the center, this variety adds a designer touch to any landscape. As a compact grower bearing huge quantities of flowers, Autumn Chiffon works well in foundation plantings.

Cheer

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2.5 feet 3 feet 2.75” across 7-9

Azalea x ‘Conlef’ PP#10579

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Azalea x ‘Conled’ PP#10568

Especially well suited for borders or small accent spaces, Autumn Cheer’s lovely medium-pink blooms add a splash of spirit to any landscape.

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Coral

Great as a foundation plant, this variety’s soft coral-pink flowers are dotted with bright fuchsia centers and bloom well in spring and even more profusely through later months.

3 feet 3.5 feet 1.25” across 6A-9

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2.5 feet 3 feet 2.75” across 7-9


Blooming late into fall in many regions, Autumn Embers’ rich red blooms are the star of spring and harvest landscapes.

Autumn Moonlight™

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Embers

Azalea x ‘Conleb’ PP#10581

One of our most popular varieties, Autumn Embers’ deep orange-red blooms make a colorful statement in any landscape.

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Debutante

Empress

Azalea x ‘Roblel’ PP#16278

Azalea x ‘Conles’ PP#12109

Although the plant itself grows to a moderate mature size, the blooms and leaves of Autumn Debutante are strikingly big and broad. The luster of the dark-green leaves contrasts well with the delicate, light-pink flowers, making a beautiful landscape statement.

This Encore Azalea variety has dense dark-green foliage that contrasts nicely with the medium-pink blooms. While nice as a specimen planting, Autumn Empress is also a good choice for planting around the foundation of a building or home.

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3 feet 3.5 feet 2.5” across 6B-9

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4 feet 4 feet 3” across 6B-9

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4 feet 3 feet 2.25” across 6B-9


Ivory

Lilac

Azalea x ‘Roblev’ PPIP

Azalea x ‘Robles’ PP#22762

Autumn Ivory is a compact grower that bursts with huge quantities of bright white flowers spring, summer, and fall. Its dwarf size makes Autumn Ivory one the best Encore Azaleas for containers and foundation plantings.

Autumn Lilac’s brilliant lavender blooms are accented with darker-purple freckles and stand out against its evergreen foliage. Autumn Lilac was bred for its coldhardy tendencies and selected for its rounded growth habit.

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2.5 feet 3 feet 2” across 7-9

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Jewel

3 feet 3.5 feet 2” across 6A-9

Azalea x ‘Roblec’ PP#15339

Autumn Jewel provides landscape color year-round with its pink blooms in spring, summer, and fall, and its attractive purple winter foliage. Autumn Jewel is one of the most cold-hardy Encore Azaleas, hardy to USDA zone 6A.

Height: Width: Bloom: Hardiness:

4 feet 4 feet 2” across 6A-9

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Monarch

Azalea x ‘Conleo’ PP#11640

A robust, tall variety with light-green foliage and striking ruffled blooms that offer shades of orange-pink and specks of red, Autumn Monarch works well as a background plant.

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Lily

5 feet 4 feet 2.5” across 6B-9

Moonlight

Azalea x ‘Roblex’ PPIP

Azalea x ‘Conleo’ PP#11640

Robust and upright with deep-green foliage, Autumn Lily produces white blooms with rare single purple stripes. Its strong growth and profuse blooms make Autumn Lily perfect for mass and foundation plantings. One of the most cold-hardy Encore Azalea varieties.

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The beautiful ruffled blooms of Autumn Moonlight are pure white with yellow-dusted throats. A robust, upright grower with light-green foliage, this variety is great for background plantings.

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4.5 feet 4 feet 3” across 6A-9

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5 feet 4 feet 2.5” across 7-9


With 29 varieties, you’ll find a bloom color and size for every garden and landscape.

Autumn Sunburst™

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Rouge

Azalea x ‘Conlea’ PP#10438

With its beautiful darkgreen foliage, upright growth and deep red-pink, ruffled blooms, Autumn Rouge is well suited for backgrounds or hedges.

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Princess

Royalty

Azalea x ‘Roblea’ PP#12142

Azalea x ‘Conlec’ PP#10580

Autumn Princess’ salmon double flowers add striking beauty to any landscape. During the winter months, this variety’s foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy hue. Its compact growth habit makes it well suited as a hedge or as a specimen.

A robust upright variety with deep-green foliage and large, rich-purple blooms, Autumn Royalty was voted Azalea of the Year by the American Rhododendron Society.

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4 feet 4.5 feet 2” across 6B-9

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3.5 feet 3 feet 2” across 6B-9

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4.5 feet 4 feet 3.5” across 6A-9


Ruby

Starlite

Azalea x ‘Conler’ PP#12110

Azalea x ‘Roblem’ PP#15043

This variety’s amazing rubyred, petite blooms work well in formal garden settings or as a border or small accent.

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Pink flecks and the occasional pink stripe add bursts of color on the otherwise white blooms of Autumn Starlite. Its narrow foliage adds a pleasant light-green to the overall color palette.

2.5 feet 3 feet 1.25” across 6A-9

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Sangria

3.5 feet 4 feet 3” across 7-9

Azalea x ‘Roblee’ PP#15077

With one of the largest blooms in the Encore® Azalea collection, an especially dense growth habit, and a gorgeous dark-pink and green color combination, Autumn Sangria is well suited as a specimen or a foundation planting.

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4.5 feet 4 feet 3.5” across 6A-9

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Sundance

Azalea x ‘Roblef’ PP#16184

Autumn Sundance’s blooms and foliage provide an everchanging color palette for your garden. The deep-pink blooms contrast with the rich green foliage in the blooming months, with the foliage turning a reddish hue in winter.

Sunburst

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3.5 feet 4 feet 3” across 6A-9

Azalea x ‘Roblet’ PPIP

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Azalea x ‘Roblen’ PP#16248

One of the newest Encore Azaleas, Autumn Sunburst is a bright highlight in the garden, growing compactly and blooming profusely in spring, summer and fall. Its unique blooms are coral-pink with white-ruffled edges and stand out against the compact dark-green foliage.

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Sunset

The blooms of this Encore® variety pay homage to the vivid orange-reds of spectacular sunsets. With its deep-green foliage, Autumn Sunset makes a significant color impact in any garden setting.

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3 feet 3.5 feet 2.5” across. 6A-9

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3 feet 3.5 feet 2.5” across 6A-9


Sweetheart

Azalea x ‘Robleja’ PP#16249

Autumn Sweetheart offers two shades of color. The pink flowers are so soft they sometimes appear almost white. Dotted with lavender freckles, the tantalizing blooms provide the perfect adornment for the rich evergreen foliage.

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4 feet 4 feet 2.5” across 6B-9

Twist

Azalea x ‘Conlep’ PP#12133

Amidst the unique whiteand-purple-striped blooms an occasional, completely purple bloom will appear. Combined with its beautiful dark-green foliage, Autumn Twist’s unique color pattern makes this variety a festive and fast-growing addition to any garden.

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4.5 feet 4 feet 3” across 6A-9

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“Will Encore ® Azaleas grow in my area?” Encore Azaleas grow well in USDA zones 7-9, with many varieties experiencing success in zones 6-10 as well. Look for these snowflake icons on each plant description to identify Encore Azaleas that are cold-hardy to zone 6:

To find your zone, visit EncoreAzalea.com/find-your-zone

Encore Azaleas add sustainable color to your porch containers. For a designer look, try pairing with grasses or annuals.


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Encore ® Azaleas Hardy to 6A Encore ® Azaleas Hardy to 6B Autumn Amethyst™

Autumn Ruby™

Autumn Bravo™

Autumn Monarch™

Autumn Carnation™

Autumn Sangria™

Autumn Carnival™

Autumn Princess™

Autumn Cheer™

Autumn Sunburst™

Autumn Debutante™

Autumn Rouge™

Autumn Jewel™

Autumn Sundance™

Autumn Embers™

Autumn Sweetheart™

Autumn Lilac™

Autumn Sunset™

Autumn Empress™

Autumn Lily™

Autumn Twist™

Autumn Royalty™


Sun Exposure: EncoreÂŽ Azaleas prefer a sunny location that can provide a minimum of four-to six-hours of sunlight a day. They also perform well in highfiltered shade as long as they receive adequate sunlight. Encore Azaleas will grow in heavier shade locations, however this may decrease the amount of blooms and the azalea may grow more slowly.

Spacing: Encore Azaleas should be planted the same width apart as the mature dimensions specify. This measurement should be taken from the center of one plant to the center of the other. For example: Autumn Angel’s mature dimensions are 3 feet wide. In order to have mature Autumn Angel plants bunched next to each other, you should plant them 3 feet apart, starting at the center of one plant and measuring to the center of the other. If you would like space between your azaleas, you should separate them by more than the mature width dimensions.


Ground Preparation: Encore® Azaleas, like all azaleas, are acid-loving plants and thrive in welldrained acidic soil. Optimal pH levels in the soil should be between 5.5 and 6.5. A raised bed is often helpful in areas where well-drained acidic soil is less available.

You’ll need just a few things to get started planting your Encore Azaleas: a shovel, organic material such as pine bark, a watering hose and mulch.

Planting: Turn the soil well and dig a hole twice as wide as it is deep. Mix some organic compost or peat moss with the soil. (This is especially important if you have sandy or heavy clay soil.) Remove your Encore Azalea from its container and carefully but firmly loosen the root ball. Set the plant into the hole you’ve prepared, making sure the top of the root ball is above the soil level. Pull your soil around the plant, water thoroughly and cover with mulch.

Unlike traditional azaleas, Encore Azaleas love full sun. For optimal blooms, plant them in full sun to high-filtered shade.


Spring & Summer Planting Care: Water your Encore速 Azalea well when you first plant it and keep the soil moist until winter. New azaleas will die quickly if the soil dries excessively. Your new Encore Azalea should not need regular watering after the first year unless there are periods of excessive drought. Fertilize with the recommended levels of azalea feed soon after planting. Do not fertilize after August.

Fall & Winter Planting Care: Fall is a great time to plant Encore Azaleas. New roots produced in the fall will help the azalea flourish in spring. Although less watering is necessary, do not allow the roots to become dry. Cover your young azalea when


extreme cold weather approaches. As your Encore Azalea matures, it will need less winter care. Do not fertilize until after the last frost. When you do fertilize, use azalea feed as directed.

Pruning: Encore Azaleas require very little pruning to retain good form. If your Encore Azalea needs pruning, do so immediately after the spring flowering. This will stimulate new growth and help maximize summmer and fall flowering.

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Caring for Encore Azaleas is simple. Just remember to keep them watered in the ďŹ rst year. If desired, prune minimally.


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