Perfecto Mundo® Red Reblooming Azalea Rhododendron x
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
In a perfect world, azaleas would bloom for months instead of just weeks, have big, full flowers with pure and true colors, and resist pests and diseases - and that's exactly what Perfecto Mundo® azaleas do. This innovative series from award-winning plant breeder Dr. Tom Ranney of NCSU combines peerless performance with lacebug resistance, a pest that threatens azaleas in many areas. Perfecto Mundo® Red azalea is a neat, rounded shrub that's covered with rich red blooms in spring, when other azaleas bloom, but then after a brief rest, begins blooming again in mid summer and continues through frost. Take a look at the range of other incredible colors in the series!
Top reasons to grow Perfecto Mundo® Red azalea:
- The first RED we've seen on a Perfecto Mundo azalea.
- Resistant to lacebug, a pest that can be problematic in certain areas.
- Blooms heavily in sun or part shade.Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:30 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:New WoodBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SpringBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallHardiness Zones:6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Azaleas are a classic choice for landscaping, especially planted in front of homes and on banks. Planting a reblooming azalea like Perfecto Mundo Red means you get more flowers, however you wish to incorporate them into your landscape or garden.Maintenance Notes:
Perfecto Mundo Red azalea blooms on old wood in spring, then later, on new wood. As such, it should only be pruned immediately after its spring bloom. Even if it doesn't need pruning, it's not a bad practice to give the plant a light trim after its spring bloom, which encourages new growth - the more new growth it puts on after that spring bloom, the more rebloom you'll get.
A note on hardiness: Perfecto Mundo Red azalea is hardy to USDA zone 6b, and is better suited to milder coastal areas of zone 6b than harsh Midwestern sites. If you wish to plant it in zone 6b, select a protected location and mulch well. Do not fertilize after mid-July in these areas.
If you do wish to fertilize, do so in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge, and then again after the spring bloom is complete. Use a rose fertilizer.Perfecto Mundo® Red Rhododendron x 'NCRX8' USPPAF, Can PBRAF