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Hilda Niblett Azalea
Distinctive Low, Turtle-Shaped Habit
36201.jpgHilda Niblett Azalea

Hilda Niblett Azalea

Item # 36201
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Let it carpet your shady garden!

An Award-Winning Classic!
Hilda Niblett is a truly beautiful, one-of-a-kind shrub. Although it is quite low-growing, it has the full-size 4-inch flower trusses of much larger Azaleas. And the shape of its mounding, spreading habit may remind you of a turtle!

Winner of several awards, Hilda Niblett is a classic variety that gardeners have loved for many years. It is evergreen, with fresh bright green foliage that carpets the garden floor in color year-round. Part of a legacy series called the Robinhill Azaleas, it has stood the test of time beautifully.

Of course, the main attraction is the highly unusual peach-and-white flowers. Bearing shades of pink and red as well, these blooms look single-colored from a distance, before revealing all their unique colors and shades. There's no other Azalea like Hilda Niblett in the garden!

Expect this shade-loving shrub to reach no more than a foot high, and to spread 3 to 4 feet wide. It makes the perfect underplanting to spring-blooming trees, roses, and just about any planting of shrubs and perennials. The blooms begin in early spring in most climates -- a bit ahead of most other Azaleas -- and last dependably into the first weeks of summer. That's a very lengthy season for any Rhododendron (Azaleas are a type of Rhododendron), and is very welcome during spring, when few groundcovers are at their best.

Give Hilda Niblett partial shade, loose and well-worked soil, and plenty of privacy. This is not a shrub that appreciates you digging around it, because its roots are very shallow. Other than that, it is trouble-free, even in less-than-perfect soils. Expect flowers beginning the very first spring, and for decades to come! Zones 6 to 9.

Genus Rhododendron
Variety 'Hilda Niblett'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Spring - Early Summer
Habit Spreading
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Light Coral, Multi-Color, Pink, Rose, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Ground Cover
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Beautiful little azalea
SJ from NJ wrote (June 25, 2014):
Was looking for a low growing evergreen variety azalea to be a feature in front of a boulder in my garden. This one was it. Tolerated being in a pot for the entire winter/spring season when I couldn't plant it due to the quick onset of this past 2013-2014 severely cold winter. Now that it is in the ground, it is growing/thriving even more and is the perfect fit. The blooms are nicely variegated from white to peach to pink all in one bloom. It's bright green leaves look stunning against black mulch with a grey/brown boulder behind. Very pleased with this plant.
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