Falling for Azaleas: Tips for decorating with Encore® Azaleas this fall

While mums and pumpkins may be the traditional standards for fall decor, why limit yourself? 

Thanks to the long blooming season provided by Encore Azaleas, they are gorgeous from spring through fall, which makes them an ideal choice in landscapes or in containers for fall decorating. After all, each of the 33 Encore varieties have “autumn” in their names, so why not use them at that time?

The options for decorating with fall azaleas are almost endless.

Fill pots and window boxes, or mingle with other traditional fall foliage, plants and with gourds and pumpkins on a table or front porch. Clip flowers to use in arrangements and lace into wreaths and other holiday decorations. Or plant in the yard for year-round appeal.

Looking for something in the traditional fall color scheme?

Try the richly colored and deeply burnished hues of Encore’s Autumn BravoRuby or Sunset. Or consider pink, purple and coral Encores. In combination or alone, these can lend a fresh color palette to fall. Also, pure white Encores such as Autumn Angel and Autumn Moonlight are ideal for mixing in with other colors or using alone to create a serene and luminescent arrangement.

If size is a primary consideration, select one of the dwarf Encore varieties for containers, which you can keep potted year-round to use inside the house or on a porch or patio in warmer weather. However, even the intermediate Encore varieties can be purchased now as smaller, younger plants, used in containers, then transplanted into the yard next spring. 

To ensure azaleas work well in containers, use a pot that provides plenty of room to put down roots and grow.

Should they outgrow the pot, simply transplant to a larger pot (here are some tips).

Of course, Encore Azaleas are also great for the fall yard, and fall is an excellent time to plant azaleas.

Just get them in the ground several weeks before the first hard freeze (certainly before the ground freezes), water well those first few weeks before freezing temperatures set in so they can establish a strong root system, and mulch to protect the new plants from low winter temperatures. 

Whatever you choose, Encore azaleas will provide you year-round pleasure and beauty. 

For Encore Azalea planting instructions, click here.

To view 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 reblooming azalea with rich, colorful blooms in spring, summer and fall. Encore Azaleas have 33 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.