Spring is here, and that means the azaleas are in bloom! With so many varieties to choose from, selecting the correct variety for your garden can be a challenge. In this video, Merrifield Plant Specialist Joel Cooke highlights his picks for a number of desirable traits, such as flower and foliage color, bloom time, and height.
- Joseph Hill: A low growing, late blooming variety that can be used more as a groundcover
- Coral Bells: The earliest blooming variety of azalea Christy Lynn: Distinctive variegated foliage
- Stewartstonian – Large growing with a red flower and purplish red foliage in the winter
- Girard’s Rose – Large leaves with good foliage retention and color through the winter
- Encore Azalea and Bloomathon: Repeat bloomers that bloom in spring, sporadically through the summer and in fall