Azalea 'Alphonse Anderson'
A very hardy, vigorous tall growing Azalea. Large single pink flowers. Spot flowering through Autumn and Winter. Stronger and taller growing than Alba Magnifica.
Will grow in full sun or part shade with Summer watering. Hardy once established. Plant in a well drained, humus-rich soil that’s slightly acidic. Fertilise in Spring and late Summer with an Azalea specific fertiliser or a complete organic fertiliser. Prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape. Mulch well during extended dry periods. If flowers are turning mushy this could be a sign of Azalea Petal Blight. Pick off any spent flowers and treat with appropriate fungicides. Azaleas are also susceptible to insect attack. Treat with appropriate insecticides. Growing Azaleas in ideal conditions will help prevent any problems.
Use in garden beds as a free flowering carpet under trees. Great in pots in courtyards or entertaining areas. Strong growing Azalea popular for making standards. Plant with other traditional favourites like Camellias, Pieris and Helleborus.