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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 2, 2016 11:19 AM CST
Is there really such a thing as a true blue azalea and where can I buy one ... my friend desperately wants one.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 2, 2016 11:26 AM CST
There aren't a lot of plants with truly blue flowers (unless you count those Phalaenopsis that someone dyes). Those Azalea flowers have been photo-shopped. The bluest one I know of is Blue Danube. Sorry!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 2, 2016 12:12 PM CST
Thanks Daisy - That's what I thought.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 2, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Anne, my mother had a dwarf azalea when I was growing up that was called "Blue Tit" (after the bird, right?) It was a very nice dark lavender color, not truly blue. But really pretty and the size was a nice feature as well. Even at maturity, it was only about 3ft. tall.
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Calif_Sue
Apr 2, 2016 1:54 PM CST

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No true blues, they may have blue in their names but they are all in the lavender purple range.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 2, 2016 2:13 PM CST
Thanks all .. that's what I told my friend but she still wants one. Anyone know of a source?
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Apr 2, 2016 2:17 PM CST

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 2, 2016 2:44 PM CST
Thanks Sue!
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