What is the plant
Autumn Carnation is the marketing name for a type of hybrid azalea (Azalea x "Roblec"). It is also marketed as an Encore azalea, a group of almost 30 plants. Autumn Carnation is so named for the color of its flowers, a carnation-pink.
Autumn Carnation was discovered by Robert Edward Lee of Louisiana in 1995. It is a member of the Autumn Series of Encore azaleas. The plant grows to 4 1/2 feet in height with an almost equal spread. The Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea promises to bring bounties of beautiful blooms to your landscape and/or garden! The Autumn Carnation produces rich semi-double, pink blooms that have a delicately ruffled appearance to them. Blooms first appear in spring in an impressive display. Afterward, this Encore Azalea will continue the show by reblooming in summer and fall. The eye-catching pink azalea blossoms rest atop shimmering vivid green foliage. New growth emerges a bright green before maturing to a deep green.
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