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Autumn Carnation® Encore® Azalea

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About Autumn Carnation® Encore® Azalea

The Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea promises to bring bounties of beautiful blooms to your landscape and/or garden! The Autumn Carnation produces rich semi-double, pink blooms that have a delicately ruffled appearance to them.  Blooms first appear in spring in an impressive display. Afterward, this Encore Azalea will continue the show by reblooming in summer and fall.

The eye-catching pink azalea blossoms rest atop shimmering vivid green foliage. New growth emerges a bright green before maturing to a deep green.

The Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea is an intermediate sized Encore Azalea, and reaches a mature size of 4.5′ H x 4′ W.

Try this pink blooming azalea as a foundation planting, accent, border, hedge, or container plant. However you use it, you really can’t go wrong!

This variety is naturally compact, with a rounded growth habit. Therefore, pruning is traditionally unnecessary with this low-maintenance variety.

Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-10. Furthermore, the Autumn Carnation is one of the most cold-hardy Azaleas around and is capable of surviving down to -5° F when established.

Provide 4-6 hours of sun daily for proper blooming. Morning sun is preferable, as intense afternoon sun can stress the plant. Less than 4 hours of sun can result in decreased blooms and less dense foliage.

The Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea, like most azaleas, prefers slightly acidic, rich soil with good drainage.

Water regularly for the first growing season, 2-3 times per week in average weather conditions. During the second growing season, water 1-2 times per week. This will help your Encore Carnation to produce deep roots which will help ensure its success in the long run.

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. Reapply fertilizer again in early summer to promote faster plant growth.

Spacing Your Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea 

For a seamless planting, plant your Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea 3 feet apart. Alternatively, space them 4+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

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Take a look at two other popular Encore Azalea varieties, the Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea and the Autumn Twist Encore Azalea, or check out the rest of the Encore Azalea Collection!

Supplementary Reading:

How and When to Fertilize Encore Azaleas

When Do Encore Azaleas Bloom?

When to Prune Encore Azaleas

The Encore Azalea Buyer’s Guide

How to Plant Encore Azaleas

Scientific Name
Rhododendron ‘Roblec’ PP15339
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45 reviews for Autumn Carnation® Encore® Azalea

  1. Lynn Chapman (verified owner)

    Plants arrived quickly and appeared in good condition. We love the semi-double petals and this cute pink color and hope to see the overwhelming blossom next year as the season is ending already.

  2. Valerie Hawkins (verified owner)

    I was pleasantly surprised. Plants arrived in great shape WITH a root ball which was not the case with the ones I bought from Home Depot. I will definitely order from you again. Thanks for providing a great product.

  3. Ed

    I purchased three and they arrived very well packaged and in great condition. I planted them immediately two weeks ago and they appear to be adjusting well and beginning to grow. Looking forward to some beautiful blooms.

  4. Michelle (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in wonderful shape- much fuller than I expected! Planning to get it in the ground this week!

  5. Barbara C (verified owner)

    Love your plants! Always beautiful and already in the ground! Thanks.

  6. De (verified owner)

    I was so excited to receive these azaleas. They arrived in a timely fashion and packaged well but they all had some brown leaves that didn’t look really healthy. I called the company and they assured me it would be ok. I planted them and kept them watered. All 5 died. I thought maybe they were in shock or something. So I let them be and kept tending them. I left them alone through the winter as they were clearly dead. But hoping beyond hope I didn’t dig them up thinking if there was any life it would possibly show up this spring. I just dug them up and the roots hadn’t grown at all and there was no sign of life whatsoever. Very disappointing.

  7. Elizabeth Wild (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great condition, but was received out of season for planting. I was not able to get this plant last season so ordered early thinking you would mail it closer to spring based on our location. All the leaves have fallen off, but we are doing our best to keep it well watered and in the sun indoors. It has sprouted some new leaves and fingers crossed, it will bounce back once we plant in the Spring (3 months away).

  8. iris Gail Pearson (verified owner)

    We bought 15 of the Encore Carnation Azalea. They did well the first year planting. Went through a hard winter and gave very few blooms in the spring. Now, we are facing a very hot summer and our Azaleas are dying! We are sick as they were such beautiful plants. Could you give us any advice berfore we loose them all? Thank you.

  9. GLENN

    Plants arrived in good condition are where blooming when I received them.

  10. Willy

    Super healthy and happy azaleas arrived quickly and were the specific varietal i ordered (of course, but not to be taken for granted…)

  11. Rick (verified owner)

    See my review on the Autumn Twists that I purchased. Great looking plants

  12. Roger Bittner (verified owner)

    Happy plants, Happy wife.
    Thank you for coming through with flying colors.
    Great looking plants

    • Team PBM

      Awww. And Happy wife = Happy Husband, right? You’re most welcome. – Christy

  13. Mildred (verified owner)

    I had a beautiful Encore Azalea sent to a friend who just lost her beloved Labradoodle. She was thrilled and told me the flower was so beautiful and already blooming. Thank you for helping me honor her dog’s memory.

    • Team PBM

      What a sweet and thoughtful way to think of your friend. We are honored to be able to assist in her time of mourning!

  14. Iris Pearson (verified owner)

    We purchased 15 of these plants last April 2021 while our home was being built. Really purchased long before we planted them in June of 2021. They did not fail to impress. We are so pleased with our choice of the Autumn Carnation. They bloomed all season ending in November of 2021. Love, love, love them.

  15. Sam schiffman (verified owner)

    Your packing of the two plants was perfect since I followed your instructions. The last order the order of Azaleas was made because of my complete satisfaction with the first order

  16. Lorrie (verified owner)

    Perfect! The two azaleas arrived in perfect condition. Not only were they green and healthy, they even had a few blooms. It’s now been a few weeks since arriving and they are doing great.

  17. cjta1 (verified owner)

    Wow! These azaleas came well packed with one or two blooms. In a matter of days they were filled with beautiful blooms!!! Love these!

  18. Karen (verified owner)

    I was skeptical but the plants arrived in great condition. You would never be able to tell these plants weren’t purchased from a nursery. Highly recommend!

  19. June (verified owner)

    Beautiful, full, healthy Encore azalea plant that was well packed and clearly labeled. I would highly recommend.

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  21. Frederick T Dunn (verified owner)

    Shipped quickly and arrived looking great. Easy to order from and get delivery.

  22. Peggy g Vallejo (verified owner)

    My azaleas arrived well packaged an in great condition. They are still alive, after four weeks and look great!

  23. willliam (verified owner)

    Healthy happy azaleas arrived well packed and ready for planting.

  24. SARA SHAW (verified owner)

    Fedex misplaced my order but Plants by Mail quickly replaced. The azaleas arrived in great packaging, healthy and beautiful!

  25. Simon (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in excellent condition, very well packaged. Only reason it’s not five stars is I had to wait a long time to get it.

  26. smc120797 (verified owner)

    Azaleas arrived healthy and in a timely manner. I can’t wait for them to bloom!

  27. bsoupsr (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants that arrived several days early and packed perfectly. I can not wait to see some buds and blooms.

  28. Pam (verified owner)

    So beautiful! I am so pleased with this purchase. PBM is a great company that stands by their products.

  29. Sharon (verified owner)

    I received my order in record time and was very please with the packing and the condition of my plant. There were blooms on the Encore Azalea when it arrive and it had continued to bloom since planting it. This has made a beautiful addition to my yard.

  30. Patricia Burns (verified owner)

    Beautiful azaleas with blooms and flowers, healthy foliage, and well shaped. PBM is a great place to buy plants.

  31. Sofia (verified owner)

    Just received 2 Carnations. They were well packaged, looked healthy. Cannot wait to have them planted.

  32. Carey (verified owner)

    Great experience – plants in great shape – fresh and healthy – so easy – a first time customer – will definitely order again.

  33. Patti Garbutt (verified owner)

    Plants arrived quickly and were in excellent condition. They seem to be doing well so far. I’d buy from this co. again.

  34. Katie (verified owner)

    Pristine packaging and (7) beautiful plants! Couldn’t ask for more.

  35. Charles Plyler (verified owner)

    Healthy lush plants. I have planted and already showing signs of new growth. Good customer service.

  36. Dana McKinley (verified owner)

    Packaged very well and was impressed with how full and healthy the plants looked when they arrived. Way better than expected and as good, if not better, than what I would expect to get locally. Can’t wait to see these bloom and see the colors pop!

  37. sherry

    !These wonderful healthy plants always arrive in a most timely manner

  38. Dawn (verified owner)

    I just received 3 Autumn Carnation Encore Azaleas. They were planted along my fence line. Thank you for the excellent packaging and plants arrived in great shape…some even had flowers on them. Can’t wait for spring!

  39. winniebtx (verified owner)

    Arrived real quick & in great shape. Beautiful healthy plant!

  40. Victoria Riggle

    I ordered 8 Encore Azaleas and they arrived within a few days. The plants look great; shiny, healthy, robust, some even have blooms on them. I couldn’t be more pleased and would order from this place without a 2nd thought.

  41. Lynn D. Webber

    All the azaleas from Plants by Mail are beautiful, full, and healthy. The packaging is the best I’ve seen for protecting the plants and they arrive quickly.

  42. Anonymous

    Ordered 12 different Encore Azaleas in late October. They all arrived in beautiful condition and most even had flowers on them. I look forward to seeing them all in bloom next year.

  43. Lily

    I ordered three of the 3 gal Encore Azalea Carnation plants and they arrived last night. My husband and I opened the boxes this morning and we were very happy to see that all three of them are very healthy with blossoms on them. We can’t wait to plant them in our beautiful yard.

  44. Anonymous

    landscaped across my front yard, along the sides, around a patio fountain with these and many other beauties from Plantsby Mail. these are double ruffle neon Paris Pink. they really are unparalleled

  45. Anonymous

    landscaped across my front yard, along the sides, around a patio fountain with these and many other beauties from Plantsby Mail. these are double ruffle neon Paris Pink. they really are unparalleled

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