PERFECTO MUNDO® Red Azalea- Reblooming

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Characteristics

Plant Needs

In a perfect world, azaleas would bloom for months instead of just weeks and have big, full flowers with pure and true colors. That's exactly what Perfecto Mundo® azaleas do. This innovative series comes from award-winning plant breeder Dr. Tom Ranney of NCSU.

Perfecto Mundo® Red azalea is a neat, rounded shrub that's covered with rich red blooms in spring, when other azaleas bloom, but then after a brief rest, begins blooming again in mid summer and continues through frost. Take a look at the range of other incredible colors in the series!

Top reasons to grow Perfecto Mundo® Red azalea:

  • The first RED we've seen on a Perfecto Mundo azalea.
  • Resistant to lacebug, a pest that can be problematic in certain areas.
  • Blooms heavily in sun or part shade.

Characteristics

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

30 Inches

Spacing:

36 - 48 Inches

Spread:

36 - 48 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Red

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Thriller

Plant Needs

Maintenance Category:

Moderate

Bloom Time:

Continuous Bloom, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Mid Summer, Rebloomer, Spring

Hardiness Zones:

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Soil PH Category:

Acidic Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

Azaleas are a classic choice for landscaping, especially planted in front of homes and on banks. Planting a reblooming azalea like Perfecto Mundo Red means you get more flowers, however you wish to incorporate them into your landscape or garden.

Maintenance Notes:

Perfecto Mundo Red azalea blooms on old wood in spring, then later, on new wood. As such, it should only be pruned immediately after its spring bloom. Even if it doesn't need pruning, it's not a bad practice to give the plant a light trim after its spring bloom, which encourages new growth - the more new growth it puts on after that spring bloom, the more rebloom you'll get. 

A note on hardiness: Perfecto Mundo Red azalea is hardy to USDA zone 6b, and is better suited to milder coastal areas of zone 6b than harsh Midwestern sites. If you wish to plant it in zone 6b, select a protected location and mulch well. Do not fertilize after mid-July in these areas. 

If you do wish to fertilize, do so in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge, and then again after the spring bloom is complete. Use a rose fertilizer.

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