Plant ID forum: Azalea ID and Hardiness

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Name: Janis
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Insagi
Feb 1, 2016 9:03 AM CST
Hey! Are there any azalea-specialists there? I have awonderful new azalea.

My questions:
1. This site says, it is hardy to zone 6: http://www.encoreazalea.com/…/…/encore-azalea-cold-hardi...
I live in zone 7a. Who has experiences? Will it survive outside?

2. Can anyone help me with ID?
Thank you for your answers.
















Name: Daisy
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Feb 1, 2016 11:53 AM CST
I suspect your azalea is a florist azalea so no, won't live out side in your area. You can get azaleas that are hardy to zone 6 though. Look for them at your local nursery this spring.

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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Feb 1, 2016 2:18 PM CST
Hi Janis

I see you are in Australia. Your zone 7a would put you up in the QLD Cairns area, or on the north coast islands. That should translate roughly to a minimum winter temp in your area of 5C to 15C, I think. (40F to 60F)

If this info is correct, then we can go from there to help with care, location and which plant you have.

Name: Janis
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Insagi
Feb 1, 2016 8:33 PM CST
@Moonhowl

Austria - Europe. No kangaroos. Just Mozart, Falco and wine. Smiling (I live near vienna.)

1. Zones 7 and 8. I am glad to live in zone 7
2. area 83.855 m2
3. population 8,5 Mill.
4. anticipated average life 80,4 years
5. appr. 2.200 bodies of flowing water (biggest: the Danube)
6. appr. 25.000 bodies of standing water / 2.140 of them are bigger than 1 hectare (biggest: Neusiedler lake)
7. 60% overlying rocks (the Alps)
8. We speak the same language - but we are NOT Germany.
9. Austria is also known for its Edelweiss and Gentian
10. Frequently in austria exist considerable climatic differences by covering a short distance . We have boreal and tundra climate, on our climaxes we have polar climate, besides we have Pannonic Climate (warm summer - cold winter / my climate zone), illyric climate (temperated summer / much consideration - cold winter). In Styria (south of austria) they have similar weather like Tuscany / Italy. While in the austrian centre average snowfall is amount 3 m, in Krems / lower austria only 0,3 m (my climate zone), there are 22 m on "Hoher Sonnblick / High Sunview" on the border Salzburg-Carinthia.

https://www.google.at/search?q=%C3%B6sterreich&client=safari...
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Feb 1, 2016 9:12 PM CST
My apologies, Janis. I misread your location. *Blush*

This link should give you basic indoor care of you plant. But I can not give a cultivar name for your azalea.

http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/azalea-care.html
Name: Janis
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Insagi
Feb 1, 2016 9:20 PM CST
@moonhowl

Thank you!
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Feb 1, 2016 9:35 PM CST
You are most welcome.Sorry I could not be of more help.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Feb 2, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Encore Azaleas are re-bloomers that flower up to 3 times a year though the 2nd and 3rd have much fewer flowers. They require more sun then most other Azaleas, and I know people who grow them outside here in zone 6 but have been told they are more reliable in zone 7. My guess from looking at the collection would be Autumn Coral , but they do have quite a few pinks to pick from. Hope this helps.
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Feb 2, 2016 6:38 PM CST
Is your azalea an Encore azalea, or was that the site you were looking at for information?
Name: Janis
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Insagi
Feb 3, 2016 1:44 AM CST
@moonhowl

This was the site I was looking for information. I have no experiences with azaleas. So I visited some different sites, encoreazalea too.
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Feb 3, 2016 11:20 AM CST
That being the case, I agree with Daisy, your plant is more likely a florist's greenhouse azalea. It is not cold hardy and is generally grown indoors as a houseplant during the winter and can be enjoyed outdoors in a shady area in the warmer weather.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/gro...

This link is a FAQ from the Azalea Society of America. It may also prove useful to you.

http://azaleas.org/index.pl/faq.html#flo
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Feb 3, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Sorry I thought your plant was an Encore and you just waned some info on them and an ID.
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Feb 3, 2016 8:05 PM CST
That was why I was double checking, Bob. Smiling
Name: Janis
Austria (Zone 7a)
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Insagi
Feb 5, 2016 11:48 AM CST
Thank You! for your answers!
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Feb 5, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Janis, you might check with flower shops that sell live plants. Perhaps they can give you some ID info on your azalea.

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