Rhododendron calendulaceum

Azalea, Flame

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Plant Description

Flame Azalea is common to the Appalachians where it lights up the late spring woods with every pale and brilliant shade of yellow, orange, red, and salmon. The 2 inch, non-fragrant flowers are borne in open trusses just as their leaves are beginning to come out. Plants are loosely branched and upright growing to about 6 feet. Fall foliage color is yellow or pale red. It likes good soil that is well drained, and bright indirect light. Our’s are seed grown so flower colors may vary.



Good Fall Color

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Difficult or tricky to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist




36in or taller

Flower Color

Yellows, Orange, coral, Peach, salmon, Red, scarlet

Bloom Time

Late spring

Typical Height




Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8