What's better than a single petaled flower? Double Petaled, duh! You might not think you're settling with regular azaleas, but the Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea (Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493' PP26,600) is here to set you straight.
Let us set the scene. It's a stunning spring day. You're up early enjoying the world and step onto the porch to soak in some morning rays. That's when you see it. A profusion of pink that refuses to be ignored.
Oh yes, that would be Double Pink, a new addition to the Electric Lights line that's sure to pack a powerful pop of color into any garden it graces.
These double-flowered blooms open up in the spring for a show worthy of Carnegie Hall at a fraction of the cost.
While the flowers smother the plant, it's hard not to notice the green foliage putting in just as much effort to pull the look together. Light green and powder pink, a match made in heaven.
As the seasons change and the air takes on a crisp undertone, Double Pink turns burgundy to add even more interest to an already breathtakingly versatile bush.
Whether planted front and center or as a background plant, it's sure to delight the locals! Whether they be your nosey and slightly jealous neighbors or the beneficial pollinators fluttering around.
If you're lucky, you might even spot a hummingbird or two zoom by. These shrubs are known to be a favorite of theirs!
If you have an open patch under a living room or kitchen window, we suggest planting Double Pink there so you can fully appreciate the decedent fragrance each bright blossom emits. If you wanted, you could even cut a few branch tips off and bring them inside to complement your bouquets.
No, ifs, ands, or buts about it. If you're hoping for a garden addition fit to leave you speechless each spring, Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea is the bush for you. Order one, or maybe two, today!
Sure this shrub is drop-dead gorgeous but how can you use it in YOUR garden? We get this question pretty often and we've got some ideas.
With it's brilliant pink double petaled blooms, this shrub would be a fantastic centerpiece for your island beds. Any slight mound in the landscape would frame it perfectly.
They'll also look dazzling as a foundation plant on a particularly sunny side of your house. A nearby window to let the enticing scent in wouldn't hurt either!
Small gardens? Not an issue with Double Pink. It's a slow grower so you won't find it usurping its leafy neighbors.
Use as an accent to your already cultivated cottage garden. Its height makes it a great backdrop plant. It'll give you blooms in the spring and for the rest of the season, provide a light green background to your summer bloomers.
Plant next to a darker foliaged plant, like Black Lace® Elderberry for a unique contrast of purple and green. You can also focus on the blooms and add a Big Daddy Hydrangea for a classic blue and pink duo!
The height of this shrub also makes it perfect to use as a hedge at the edge of your yard or garden. Plant a line of Double Pink next to the sidewalk or along your entryway to create a first impression impossible to forget.
Some plants may as well come with the sticker "inexperienced gardeners need not buy" but not this azalea! Taking care of it is a piece of cake.
Find a nice sunny spot in your garden and that's that! This deciduous shrub will tolerate full sun to part shade just fine.
If you're lucky enough to be growing in an area that has slightly acidic soils, then your Rhododendrons will be ecstatic.
The best time to prune is right after the shrub is done flowering for the season. That way you won't accidentally hurt next year's flower power.
You've probably heard it before but mulch is also always a great idea when planting. It keeps the moisture even and helps conserve water during the hot summer months. As an added bonus, it looks amazing!
Twice the petals and twice the eye-appeal means it'll go twice as fast! Don't wait, order an Electric Lights™ Double Pink Azalea from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Rhododendron 'UMNAZ 493'|
|Mature Height||6 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Growth Rate||Medium, Slow|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|