Roses and chocolates for your Valentine are always welcome gifts, but if you want to express your love or affection for years to come, try an Encore Azalea.
Encore Azaleas, whether used as container plants or in the landscape, are gifts that speak to long-lasting love, commitment or even friendship because they will not only grace the home and garden with years of beauty, their amazing reblooming qualities provide flowers from spring through fall that will be a constant reminder of your affection and thoughtfulness.
An Encore Azalea plant alone is a gorgeous gift that can be made even more special simply by potting it in a beautiful container or decorating the plant with ribbons and Valentine-themed wrapping paper.
Want to make it extra special?
• The dwarf Encore Azalea varieties can be groomed into stunning bonsai plants.
• Include an Encore Azalea in a gift package with other tokens of your affection.
If your sweetheart is a gardener at heart, that package can include gardening tools and supplies, books or a gardening magazine subscription.
Not only will an Encore Azalea convey your undying love, in the language of flowers it can represent other special meanings.
• In China azaleas are a symbol of womanhood and temperance.
• In other parts of the world, azaleas symbolize fragility, passion, self-recognition and “caring for yourself”—a perfect way to tell your loved ones that you want them to be good to themselves. And in some cultures they are a symbol of first love—ideal for the new sweetheart in your life.
Encore’s wide assortment of bloom colors also allows you to convey special meaning.
2. Encore Azaleas' 12 pink varieties can symbolize the sweetness of your sweetie or of your own affection. Try the intermediate-sized Autumn Carnation™ with its delicate pink blooms or the florescent pink blooms of Autumn Carnival™. For a bold pink, try the vibrant pink flowers of the Autumn Sundance™ or Autumn Coral™.
3. Represent the purity of your love with one of Encore’s five white varieties, such as the dwarf Autumn Angel™’s pure white blooms or the sweetly ruffled flowers of the intermediate-sized Autumn Moonlight™.
4. Express the modesty of your emotions with one of Encore’s three purple varieties. such as the intermediate-sized Autumn Amethyst™, which has stunning purple blooms and purple-tinged foliage, or the dwarf Autumn Lilac™, which has lavender blooms dotted darker purple freckles.
5. Express the complexity of your love with one of the five stunning bi-color Encores such as the dwarf Autumn Twist™, which has blooms of white and pink-purple and even some occasional solid purple flowers, or the fancy ruffles of the pink and white flowers found on the intermediate-sized Autumn Belle™.
Whether the object of your affection is a loved one or you simply want to give a Valentine gift to a friend, relative or associate, there is an Encore Azalea to fit your needs.
Just include instructions about how to care for it and you’ll be loved forever.
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Encore Azalea is the best azalea you'll ever plant. Encore Azaleas are the world's best-selling re-blooming azalea with rich, colorful blooms in spring, summer and fall. Encore Azaleas have 29 varieties of bloom colors and sizes to choose from and thrive equally well in high filtered shade or sunny locations - unlike any other azalea in the world. Find a retailer near you at www.encoreazalea.com.