Varieties of Encore Azaleas

Robert E. "Buddy" Lee of Independence, Louisiana created the Encore Azalea by breeding Taiwanese summer blooming azaleas (Rhododendron oldhamii), with the traditional spring-blooming azaleas with which most gardeners are familiar. Twenty-four Encore varieties bloom in the spring, summer and fall. Many of these evergreen azaleas bring color to the garden in fall and winter with colorful foliage.

Pink Bloomers

Autumn Belle has ruffled, pale pink semi-double blooms that have dark pink and white markings on their petals. Blooms are 2 1/2 inches across. Autumn Carnival has medium pink semi-double blooms that are 2 1/2 inches across. Autumn Cheer has medium pink single blooms that are 1 1/4 inches across. Autumn Chiffon has light pink single blooms with darker pink coloration in the centers that are 2 3/4 inches across. Autumn Chiffon is a very prolific bloomer. Autumn Debutante has light pink single blooms that are 3 inches across. Autumn Empress has medium pink semi-double blooms that are 2 1/4 inches across. Autumn Princess has salmon-pink semi-double blooms that are 2 inches across. Autumn Sangria has dark pink single blooms that are 3 1/2 inches across. Autumn Sundance has dark pink single blooms that are 3 inches across. Autumn Sweetheart has very light pink single blooms with lavender coloring on petals that are 2 1/2 inches across. Pink Ruffle has medium pink semi-double blooms that are 2 1/2 inches across.

Orange Bloomers

Autumn Coral has light coral-pink single blooms that are 2 3/4 inches across. Autumn Monarch has dark orange-pink blooms with red flecks that are 2 1/2 inches across.

Purple Bloomers

Autumn Amethyst has dark lavender-purple single blooms that are 2 inches across. Autumn Lilac has dark lavender single blooms that are 2 inches across. Autumn Royalty has dark purple single blooms that are 3 1/2 inches across. Autumn Twist has white single blooms with purple stripes that are 3 inches across. Blooms sometimes open fully purple.

Red Bloomers

Autumn Embers has vivid orange-red semi-double blooms that are 2 1/2 inches across. Autumn Rouge has dark red-pink semi-double blooms that are 2 inches across. Autumn Ruby has ruby-red single blooms that are 1 1/2 inches across. Autumn Sunset has orange-red semi-double blooms that are 2 1/2 inches across.

White Bloomers

Autumn Angel has pure white single blooms that are 3 inches across. Autumn Moonlight has white semi-double blooms with yellow throats that are 2 1/2 inches across. Autumn Starlite has white single blooms that sometimes have pink colorations that are 3 inches across.

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