Distinctive Low, Turtle-Shaped Habit

Hilda Niblett Azalea

Item # 36201
Buy 3+ at $17.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $15.95 ea

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.

'Hilda Niblett'
Item Form
6 - 9
Bloom Start to End
Early Spring - Early Summer
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
Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance
Clay, Normal,  loamy
Border, Containers, Ground Cover
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands