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Azalea Jolie Madame

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Deciduous Azalea

Large scented flowers

Covered in scented rose-pink flowers with orange blotches, this variety makes an eye-catching display when it flowers in May. The green leaves redden in autumn before they fall adding interest.

Where?

Ideal for adding a splash of colour to a border, it suits a formal or informal garden and also looks good in a woodland style setting. Happy in either full sun or part shade.

How?

An acid loving plant that needs a lime-free soil, or create a raised bed and fill with ericaceous compost specially formulated for acid loving plants. Remove faded flowers to keep tidy.

Azalea Jolie Madame was bred at Boskoop in Holland.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Rhododendron
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - July
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 110 cm - 140 cm
Plant width 115 cm - 140 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. If planting in a bed or border test the soil to establish its pH. If the soil is too alkali it is best to grow your plant in a container. In either case prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig ericaceous compost into the base of the hole, if planting in a container use ericaceous compost to fill the pot. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From February to July