Get to know the newest member of the Encore Azalea family, the Autumn Bonfire!
The Encore Azalea Autumn Bonfire takes a page out of another Encore Azalea’s playbook, the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea, when it comes to their decadently rich, brilliantly true-red, semi-double blooms. However, unlike the Autumn Fire, this azalea is for gardeners looking for a larger, faster-growing azalea. Additionally, the Fire features purple winter foliage, while the Bonfire keeps its emerald green foliage all year long. The Bonfire creates a real presence in the landscape with a mature size of 3’ H x 3.5’ W, and is suited for USDA Zones 6a-10b.
Try it out as a foundation planting; you’ll seldom run out of velvety red blooms during the growing season. As a bonus, bright green leaves will frame your home all year.
The Bonfire makes for a fantastic hedge or border. If it suits you, prune them after their first bloom in spring to keep them uniformly shaped.
Plant them in a large decorative container. Create an elegant display using a large ceramic planter on either side of a walkway. The Bonfire will keep the blooms coming season after season until the onset of winter, welcoming visitors to your home.
Additionally, use them as background structures for perennials and annuals in a garden bed. The Bonfire functions perfectly as a backdrop for perennials and annuals and provides its classic blooms for an additional spectacle.
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We hope that this has helped you get to know the Autumn Bonfire. It’s certainly become one of our favorite varieties, and we expect to be enjoying their blooms for years to come.