Girard’s Rose Azalea is grown for its stunning spring flower display and evergreen foliage throughout the year. This azalea blooms in April and May with large clusters of deep rose flowers which cover the plant. Its dark green leaves are present all year and acquire a reddish tint during the winter. This evergreen grows to about 2 to 2 and a half feet tall and wide.
All azaleas need an acidic pH and evenly moist soil that doesn’t dry out or stay saturated. If the leaves begin to yellow, they will need an acidifier added to the soil. Adding lots of organic matter and mulching on top helps regulate soil moisture. In Kansas, azaleas also prefer to be planted where there’s shelter from the afternoon sun and the wind. The Girard’s Rose Azalea works well in woodland gardens with dappled light or as a foundation plant on the east or north side of houses.