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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

Common Name
Autumn Carnation® Encore® Azalea
Scientific Name
Rhododendron ‘Roblec’ PP15339
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Average Size
4.5' H x 4' W
Bloom Season
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38 reviews for Autumn Carnation® Encore® Azalea

  1. 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.

  2. GLENN

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

  3. Willy

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

  4. Rick (verified owner)

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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. June (verified owner)

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

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  14. Frederick T Dunn (verified owner)

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

  15. Peggy g Vallejo (verified owner)

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

  16. willliam (verified owner)

    Healthy happy azaleas arrived well packed and ready for planting.

  17. SARA SHAW (verified owner)

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

  18. 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.

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