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Autumn Carnation® Encore® Azalea

(17 customer reviews)
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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.

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 hybrid 'Roblec' PP15339
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17 reviews for Autumn Carnation® Encore® Azalea

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. winniebtx (verified owner)

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

  8. 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!

  9. sherry

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

  10. 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!

  11. Charles Plyler (verified owner)

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

  12. Katie (verified owner)

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

  13. 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.

  14. Carey (verified owner)

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

  15. Sofia (verified owner)

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

  16. Patricia Burns (verified owner)

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

  17. 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.

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