24 Cold-Hardy Encore® Azaleas

For more than 20 years, Encore Azaleas have been tested in gardens, trials, and plant nurseries across the Southeast and have proven to be low-maintenance solutions for multi-season landscape color.

University studies and extensive plantings throughout the Midwest and Northeast also show that many varieties are cold hardy through USDA zone 6.

Fifteen varieties consistently exhibited solid cold hardiness through Zone 6.


Autumn Amethyst™

Autumn Bonfire™

Autumn Carnation™

Autumn Cheer™

Autumn Fire™

Autumn Jewel™

Autumn Lilac™

Autumn Lily™

Autumn Royalty™

Autumn Ruby™

Autumn Sangria™

Autumn Sunburst™

Autumn Sundance™

Autumn Sunset™

Autumn Twist™


In Zone 6B, 9 additional varieties consistently exhibited solid cold hardiness:

Autumn Bravo™

Autumn Carnival™

Autumn Debutante™

Autumn Embers™

Autumn Empress™

Autumn Monarch™

Autumn Princess™

Autumn Rouge™

Autumn Sweetheart™



To learn more about cold hardiness in Zones 6A and 6B, click here.


Great for Container Gardening: 

Encore Azaleas may need special care in zones colder than Zone 6A, but their multi-season blooming capability makes them ideal for container gardens.

As a base plant in a container garden, Encore Azaleas can be paired with seasonal favorites and moved inside when winter freezes threaten.

Learn more about container gardening with Encore® Azaleas, click here.

For more garden ideas, click here.

To browse the full Encore Azalea collection, click here.

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 encoreazalea.com.