Pink azaleas. Red Azaleas. Purple Azaleas. White Azaleas.
If you live in Wilmington, NC, you’re quite familiar with these colors. They are everywhere and most obvious during March/April! These beautiful shrubs are a must-have for gardens in the South and the inspiration for the North Carolina Azalea Festival held right here in New Hanover County.
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But did you know there are other colors of azaleas? I shared some new additions to my personal yard in a Wilmington plant group and, apparently, I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know. Azaleas grow so well here, I thought I’d pass along the knowledge.
If you’re looking to change things up in your yard, consider planting yellow azaleas. If you’ve been through New Hanover County’s Arboretum, you may have seen these, but they’re hard to find in local retail stores. Green Promise Farms sells Northern Grown “Lemon Lights”, which bloom a happy lemon yellow flower and grow in zone 8. I personally bought these and they are doing very well.
If you adventure near Greenfield Lake, you may have seen orange azaleas. These too are hard to find locally. But you can purchase quite a few varieties for zone 8 from Wilson Bros online. “Solar Ray”, “Great Balls of Fire”, “Clowning Around”, and “Orange Marmalade” are some examples.
Wilson Bros Gardening is also great if you’re looking for multi-colored azaleas, like pink with a touch of orange, red and white (like a Starlight Mint), pink and white, lavender and white, etc. They’re sure to add a lot of interest to your garden.
Does anyone else get really excited about new flower colors? It makes me a little giddy.
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