Hot Pink Azalea


Most azaleas are hardy in planting zones 6-9, with a few varieties tolerating colder temperatures up to zone 4. Azaleas do best in spots sheltered from harsh winds. Partial Shade: Plant azaleas in dappled sunlight, or in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade.

Happy Easter!

Wishing you a joyous Easter; today I’m sharing hot pink azalea blossoms.





I bought a small potted azalea at Publix Supermarket.  The little bush was covered in pretty hot pink buds.  I’m hoping to plant and grow the little bush in my yard after it finishes flowering. The one I bought last year did not survive.  For the price of a bouquet of flowers even if the little bush doesn’t make it in my yard this summer, it is a great price for pink flowers in March and April.






Azaleas adapted to Florida require 4–8 weeks of temperatures below 50°F (10°C) and generally begin to bloom between February and early April when warm temperatures follow this chilling period.  Central Florida has mild temperatures in winter and the bushes do not always produce as many flowers as those in north Florida.  Since they need part shade, I am going to try to plant it in the shade of my large crepe myrtle. Fingers crossed.
















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

26 thoughts to “Hot Pink Azalea”

  1. Pretty in pink! We evidently have the perfect climate for azaleas and rhododendrons here in Oregon . I need to start specifying what part of Florida our “Canal Cottage” is in, because as I keep saying over and over until I’m sure people are sick of it, we don’t have Spring flowers there at all really. You do have some! Lucky you, both Florida weather *and* Spring!!

    1. Your cottage is in growing zone 10 – tropical. Central Florida is either zone 9 B (where I live) or 9 A. North Florida is zone 8. They can grow dogwood trees – I can’t. I’d like to grow dogwood trees but I don’t want to get any colder – I’m such a sissy.

  2. Carol – I didn’t know that azaleas needed cool/cold temperatures to produce more prolific blooms! Here’s praying that this one survives the transplanting into your yard! Happy Easter! It is such an ongoing delight to have your Florida beauty featured on Mosaic Monday every week!

  3. We are like minded, Carol! Last week I wanted to buy the red azalea at Trader Joe, but its blossoms looked a little wilted so I ended up with the white one, and sits on my plant bench now. Hope you had a joyful Easter, and have a beautiful week! Jesh

  4. I’ve bought pots of miniature roses like that. They last longer and even if I don’t plant them, I enjoy them for a long time! Beautiful blooms on this azalea! Enjoy!

  5. You are right to remind us of the value of potted plants. This one is gorgeous and I wish you luck when you plant it out.

  6. They look so pretty it’s cold here in London at the moment too roll on summer 🙂

    Have a bloomingtastic safe week and Hope you had an eggtastic Easter ????

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