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Azalea

Post by PE Patt » Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:00:00



I recieved an azalea for Valentine's Day.  I'm in central Ohio.  Can I
transplant it outside after all threats of frost are past?  Or, do I have
to wait until fall?

Patty

 
 
 

Azalea

Post by Stephen M. Henni » Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:00:00


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> I recieved an azalea for Valentine's Day.  I'm in central Ohio.  Can I
> transplant it outside after all threats of frost are past?  Or, do I have
> to wait until fall?

It depends.  Most greenhouse azaleas used for Valentines's Day and
Mother's Day are tender greenhouse varieties which must be brought in each
winter or treated as a house plant.  Some are hardy.  If they are hardy,
they should be planted out after the last killing frost and protected the
first couple winters.  If the azalea is a named variety or the source is
known you may be able to determine if it is hardy in your area.  Some
nurserymen can identify a plant by seeing it in bloom.  Your area was home
to a famous rhododendron hybridizer, Tony Shammarello from around Mentor,
Ohio.

Good luck.  Visit my rhododendron and azalea web pages at:
http://www.users.fast.net/~shenning/rhody.html

--
Cheers, Steve Henning, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Visit my home page at http://www.users.fast.net/~shenning

 
 
 

Azalea

Post by Robert Wagne » Sun, 01 Mar 1998 04:00:00


If it's a hardy Azalea, relative to central Ohio, then spring is fine. If
it's tender in Ohio, there's not much hope for it unless you can ship it to
a friend or relation in a warmer climate. Florists' Azaleas are typically
only hardy into the 20's F.

Robert



Quote:
> I recieved an azalea for Valentine's Day.  I'm in central Ohio.  Can I
> transplant it outside after all threats of frost are past?  Or, do I have
> to wait until fall?

> Patty