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Azalea ‘Girard’s Rose’ | Plant Profile

Azalea ‘Girard’s Rose’ are small evergreen shrubs that is a member of the Rhododendron family, along with up to 900 other varieties. They rarely grow more than 2′ tall and equally as wide, but may take several years to get to this size. The flat-leafed foliage is dark green and shiny. In winter, the foliage acquires orange and red hues. The large pink flowers grow in clusters and are very showy during spring.

‘Girard’s Rose’ prefers acidic, fertile, medium moisture, well drained soils in part shade. Pruning is not required, except for the clipping of dead flowers to avoid self seeding and ugly large dead flowers.

‘Girard’s Rose’ can be grouped or planted individually. Align to create a low shrub border with large, showy, and fragrant flowers. They perform well in shaded gardens. The fragrant flowers can attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects.


Azalea 'Girard's Rose' Characteristics

Azalea 'Girards Rose' are slow-growing evergreen shrubs with large pink flowers. Proper maintenance is required to keep Azaleas healthy and blooming. Some shade is necessary as the leaves may scorch in direct afternoon sun. Sun dappled shade or morning sun with afternoon shade is preferred. While soils should be consistently moist, good drainage is essential, especially in heavy clay. The roots are shallow, so landscaping should not be done at the base of these shrubs. Mulch around the base to help retain consistent soil moisture and to protect the roots from harsh winters. Acidify soils as necessary.

'Girard's Rose' are susceptible to a multitude of insect or disease blights, though they should rarely be an issue unless improperly cared for. Insecticides and anti-fungals may help. Root rot is common in overly saturated soils. Chlorosis, evident by the yellowing of the leaves, is an indication that the soils has too high of a pH. This should be resolved immediately as chlorosis can be fatal.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 -8
2.00 - 2.50'
2.00 - 2.50'
Bloom Time
April - May
Part Shade
Deer Resistant?