gibraltar orange azalea

 

Why, hello there plant lovers! It’s not everyday that we see an orange plant growing in our yard, even more so an Orange Azalea, specifically, the Gibraltar Azalea. I cannot tell you how much I truly love this plant. All I can is, this Azalea is such a breath of fresh air in my garden. It’s so pretty and so unique. A very delicious looking plant that makes you wanna eat it, because it looks just like an orange popsicle. Such a beauty, indeed.

There’s really not a lot of Orange Azaleas nowadays, and this kind is probably one of the deepest orange shade of all. In fact, I might be the only one who has this color of Azalea in my entire neighborhood. FYI: Azaleas in general are cousins with Rhododendron a.k.a Megatron plant 🙂 and Roses, of course.

This particular plant grows in Zone 5-8 and blooms around mid-spring to late-spring. It’s a prolific bloomer once established. Mine took about 2-3 years to establish since it was dying in its first location where I planted it, then I transplanted it and brought it back from the dead. Now it’s doing so much better in its second life. LOL. 🙂 This plant really needs a lot of sun, trust me.

 

growing gibraltar orange azalea

 

Also, this plant likes a well-drained healthy soil, and needs regular watering, not constant though. The same treatment you’ll give to a rose will also work for this kind of plant. Additionall, this plant can also grow up to 6 feet high and 4 inches wide. I haven’t detected any scent so far, but its blooms are amazing and in a deep dark copper-orange shade. I also like how it seems to be quite resistant to fungi or mildew. On top of it, this plant is a guaranteed show-stopper in my garden, such a sight to behold!

 

Ciao now folks!

 

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