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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 feet to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet to 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Bright Golden Yellow, often blushed red or peach at the base.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Other: Tissue Culture
Miscellaneous: Endangered: Illegal to remove from the wild.

Florida Flame Azalea, first time blooming.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Apr 12, 2015 8:01 AM

The Florida Flame Azalea is native to the panhandle area of Florida, as well as southern Georgia. This Rhododendron is a deciduous, sparsely branching shrub that attains heights from 6 to 8 feet and a spread of about 2 feet. It prefers a location of part sun to shade and is drought tolerant once established. In early spring the Flame Azalea bears clusters of trumpet-shaped, yellow-gold blooms that are blushed reddish to peach at the base. The flowers have a slight honeysuckle fragrance, which attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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