Azalea Encore© Autumn ‘Princess’




Now you can enjoy longer and repeat blooming with the Encore series of azaleas. We’ve all come to love that massive springtime bloom, and with the Encore series, that bloom repeats in the summer and into the fall season. Encore Autumn Princess provides showy, ruffled salmon pink blooms with evergreen foliage that turns purple in the winter—a true all-season stunner. While Autumn Princess flowers best in 4–6+ hours of sun a day, in shadier conditions it’ll still provide repeat bloom but in a more sporadic pattern. The combination of compact size, heat tolerance, and cold hardiness make it a standout choice in a wide variety of garden settings. 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 and interest!

Features & Benefits

  • Bright 2” salmon pink ruffled blooms
  • Spring, summer, and fall bloom time
  • Dark green evergreen foliage that turns a striking purple in the winter months
  • 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: 3.5’
  • Plant Width: 3’
  • 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 6b–10b