Pair Edibles with Eye-Catching Encore® Azaleas

Short on garden space? Let your containers pull double duty.

Try combining sun-tolerant Encore® Azaleas with sun-loving vegetables and herbs to decorate porches and patios and serve as a mini kitchen garden.

Variegated thyme or colorful sages look great cascading over the side of a container housing a dwarf Encore® Azalea. You could try purple sage and dwarf Autumn Sunset™,  or use lemon thyme (a natural mosquito repellent) and bi-color Autumn Sunburst™. Southern Living® Plant Collection's Chef's Choice® Rosemary is another fragrant edible that will complement any Encore® Azalea variety. Plant your favorite dwarf Encore® variety in one container, and pair with a smaller container housing Chef's Choice® Rosemary and bold Purple Pixie® Weeping Loropetalum for a lovely, and useful, focal point in one of your outdoor spaces.

If you want more robust color and would like to try your hand at vegetables, pair a pepper or tomato with richly-hued dwarf Encores like Autumn Cheer™ and Autumn Bonfire™.

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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 31 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