Answer: Although it isn't necessary to deadhead Southern Indica azaleas, doing so sometimes prompts a rebloom. And, snapping the trusses off the plants makes them look more attractive than waiting for the trusses to fall off. It's a matter of personal preference rather than a necessity.
'Orange Pride 'is a good choice for your growing region, as are 'Formosa'- rose purple - single - 3 inch diameter; 'Fielders White' - white - single - 2 3/4 inch diameter; 'George L. Taber'- light pink - single - 3 inch diameter; 'Judge Solomon' - pink - single - 3 inch diameter; 'Mrs. G. G. Gerging' - white - single - 3 inch diameter; 'President Clay' - orange-red - single - 2 1/4 inch diameter;
'Pride of Mobile' - deep rose pink - single - 2 1/2 inch diameter.
Best wishes with your landscaping!
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