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Fragrant Bicolor Blooms!

Kelsey's Glow Azalea

Item # 36202
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Native Vigor, Great Flower Power, and a Long Life!

This easy shrub will be the star of your foundation and part-shade border!
Boasting native vigor, fabulous sweet fragrance, and lovely bicolor blooms, Kelsey's Glow is just about the best thing to happen to the spring garden in many a year! A selection of the Florida Flame Azalea (native not only to Florida but also Georgia and Alabama), it flowers in mid-spring, grows like a weed, laughs at heat and humidity, and is generally an invaluable addition to the border and foundation!

Kelsey's Glow is a big shrub, reaching 10 to 12 feet high and nearly as wide if permitted, but it can also be pruned (right after flowering, in late spring or early summer) to just the size you want. Well-branched, dense, and nicely shaped, it's a charmer in any setting. And when the flowers pop open around April or May, you'll be in heaven!

Like many Azaleas, these blooms arise in clusters, but unlike most others, they are yellow, with a generous flame of deep red at the center. Their scent is sweet and true, filling the spring garden with the promise of another glorious year of color. You will fall in love with this Azalea -- it's just one of those "keepers" that winds up becoming a beloved member of the garden.

Kelsey's Glow was introduced in the 1990s, so it has stood the test of time beautifully, in many climates and conditions. Its breeding is Rhododendron austrinum hybrids, so expect good native adaptation to whatever rough weather arrives in your garden! LIke all Rhodies, Kelsey's Glow is shallow-rooted, so don't plant a groundcover right underneath it, and if you're cultivating near the shrub, be careful not to get so close that you disturb or slice through its roots. Mulch it in well, keep the soil moist but well-draining, and enjoy the terrific heat and humidity tolerance of this native beauty! Zones 7-10.

Genus Rhododendron
Species austrinum
Variety 'Kelsey's Glow'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 7 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Mid Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 10 ft - 12 ft
PlantWidth 8 ft - 10 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Red, Multi-Color, Yellow
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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