Azalea Afire

My husband and I both love the flame azaleas of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Their blooming is an amazing sight.  They glow as if ablaze in the sun.

We got the next best thing for our garden.

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A Gibraltar azalea, really a rhododendron(translation rose tree).

This is a deciduous hybrid that is hardy in Zone 7.

The buds are a deep copper color.

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When the sun hits the blooms, they seem to catch fire.

IMG_9914 The bloom clusters are called trusses.

FLOWER

6 thoughts on “Azalea Afire

  1. La couleur est de toute beauté, hier, j’en ai photographié dans un parc 🙂 C’est une fleur que j’aime beaucoup.
    Merci pour ce beau billet.
    Mes amitiés

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