Azalea Encore© ‘Carnation’




Encore Autumn Carnation azalea is everything you want in an azalea and more! The Encore series of azaleas gives you the same amazing spring flower display with repeat blooming on and off throughout the summer and into the fall. The repeat blooming is the strongest in fuller sun conditions, but if you’re planting in part shade locations, you’ll still receive the same spring bloom with fewer blooms throughout the rest of the season. Evergreen foliage adds to the year-round interest, with the deep green leaves turning an eye-catching shade of purple in the winter. Encore Autumn Carnation features lovely semi-double pink flowers that brighten up any garden.  Its compact size, heat tolerance, and cold hardiness make it one of the best all-round choices for azalea lovers everywhere. Tend to its needs of acidic, well-drained soil, late winter/early spring fertilizing, and regular watering and you’ll be treated to a year’s worth of spectacular garden color!

Features & Benefits

  • Bright pink semi-double flowers 
  • Spring, summer, and fall bloom time
  • Green foliage that turns purple in the winter
  • Compact size is ideal for smaller gardens and container gardens, or mass planting in woodland gardens
  • Moderate growth rate
  • Moderate drought tolerance once established
  • Cold hardy, heat tolerant, and disease-resistant
  • Pollinator magnet

Care & Space

  • Plant in full to partial sun
  • Plant Height: 4.5’
  • Plant Width: 4’
  • Growth Habit: Nicely rounded shape
  • Plant in acidic, well-drained soil and water consistently as plant is getting established.  Fertilize with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in late winter or early spring. Lightly prune after blooming is complete.
  • USDA Zones 6a–10b