Hardy Variety with Clear Lavender Pink Blooms
What a gorgeous plant to spice up your landscape! You'll definitely notice the bold Karen Azalea (Rhododendron x 'Karen') blooms in early spring. They'll cover the bright green new foliage completely in full bloom.
One of the most cold-hardy of the dependable Gable Hybrids developed by Mr. Joseph Gable, the Karen Azalea is a broadleaved evergreen that features bright, pinky purple blooms. Each 1-2-inch blossom is a double "hose-in-hose" style that really makes things pop.
If you have a Zen garden, add several Karen Azaleas around your meditation spot. You often see these springtime beauties paired with Bleeding Heart perennials. Because this plant thrives in partial share, add a few of these partner plants beneath a shaded canopy where you like to meditate or relax and read. Take time to appreciate the awesome beauty and intricacy of nature.
This striking plant could also really light up your entryway as a specimen plant. Your guests will love the Karen Azalea's welcoming and warm presence. Butterflies and hummingbirds buzzing through your garden adore the showy blooms, too!
This plant will need fast-draining, acidic soil for best performance. In nature, they grow in thin soil on mountain slopes. You can replicate these conditions in your landscape by creating a mound or raised bed about 18 inches tall. Adjust the soil with pine needle soil conditioner, peat moss, and perlite pellets.
When planting Karen Azaleas, "mound them up" when planting. Leave several inches of root ball visible above ground. Then carefully cover with a dense layer of pine mulch. Be sure the pine mulch doesn't touch the base of the stem.
If you want a plant you will fall head-over-heels for, try this plant. It's sure to become one of your favorites and fill your yard with voluminous blooms.
This is a high-demand variety, so please place your order today. No need to wait until next year!
- Large, Showy Pinky Purple Blooms
- Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
- Produces a Plethora of Blooms
Buying Options for Plants
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.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|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 x 'Karen'|
|Mature Height||2 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Loamy Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink and Purple|