Azalea 'Geisha Purple'
Description: Azalea 'Geisha Purple' is a compact, evergreen shrub with small, hairy, evergreen leaves and this variety provides a spectacular show in late Spring when the foliage is almost hidden by masses of purple vibrant blooms. The reddish-purple funnel-shaped flowers are produced in profussion for a superb display.
Uses: Ideal for the front of shaded borders or use as a container plant.
Climate/Position: Prefers light shade or sun. Ideal in a woodland situation or in containers in the shade.
Height/Spread: 0.5 x 0.5 metres mound forming habit.
Soil Requirements: An ericaceous plant requiring well drained, light and acid soil. Mulch annually with leaf mould to help protect roots from drying out.
Pruning: No pruning required.
Special Requirements: Shallow planting is essential to Azaleas as they are shallow rooting.
Additional Interest: Azalea are a variety of Rhododendron that will produce very colourful shrubs in Spring/Summer. Flowers have 5 stamens whereas rhododendron have 10 stamens or more.
Azalea 'Geisha Purple' is a synonym of Rhododendron 'Fumiko'