The Encore Azalea Autumn Princess produces a abundant display of beautiful salmon-pink semi-double blooms in spring summer and fall. The gorgeous blooms contrast nicely against the dark lustrous green foliage. During the winter months this varieties foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy hue. The Autumn Princess is cold hardy down to USDA zone 6b. Encore® Azaleas are known for their ability to tolerate full sun better than traditional azaleas, so make sure to plant them in a location that will receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight, with some shade during the afternoon heat. Autumn Princess™ is great for planting in the landscape or in container gardens and will perform best in slightly acidic well drained garden soil.