Midnight Flare Azalea
Midnight Flare Azalea

Midnight Flare Azalea

$49
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Rhododendron x 'Midnight Flare'

 

The Midnight Flare Azalea stands bold with its deep, rich lipstick red colored flowers that has yours neighbors raving in admiration. The blooms are the deepest, darkest, blazing fiery red that look like they've been chiseled out of wax. The flowers engulf this evergreen in the spring and are set off by dark green, brilliant, shiny leaves. The Midnight Flare reaches a mature height of 3-5 feet and a width of 4 feet. Uses include mass planting, container, foundation, mixed border, or as cut flowers and show off an explosion of vibrant, red, dazzling appeal in your home.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

The photo here isn't perfect. Midnight Flare is truly a special Azalea if you like red. The flower color is actually a very deep maroon type red, one that I have never seen in another plant, paint color, or really anywhere else. I will photograph this one in the spring and put on our facebook page, its my absolute favorite!!

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 4'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Azalea, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, or Camellia as they all prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting these varieties.  

J