How to Choose Encore® Azalea Color Patterns

Tips for choosing the right hues of Encore Azalea to complement your home.

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How to pick a color pattern:

An easy way to pick the perfect Encore Azaleas for your landscape investment is to choose a color palette that reflects your personality and complements the exterior color and style of your home.

1.  To warm up your landscape, go for a red and orange palette.

Autumn Embers®
, features blazing red flowers, and works well with the warm and dainty Autumn Ruby® or the strikingly rich red of Autumn Sunset™ or the true red Autumn Fire®.

2. To establish a cooler, more subdued landscape, try any of the three purple Encores.

The lavender blooms of the dwarf Autumn Lilac® are gorgeous in containers or in the yard. Need something a little larger? Autumn Royalty® is a beautiful intermediate-sized option, and was voted Azalea of the Year by the American Rhododendron Society.

3.  Add contrast and elegance using white blooms of Autumn Angel or Autumn Ivory.

Or, try the intermediate-sized Autumn Lily® or Autumn Moonlight® selections, which are ideal for mass plantings and foundation plantings. And, all of the white Encores work well mixed with other colors.

4.  For a traditional look, there is nothing like a pink azalea to add classic color to the landscape.

Encore has 13 amazing selections that will do just that. Try Autumn Sundance® or the dainty, but rich pink blooms of Autumn Cheer®. Both are perfect for small garden areas and containers. The double-ruffled blooms of Autumn Rouge® (the original Encore Azalea) and the delicate pink of Autumn Debutante® will fill larger spaces with class and charm.

5.  Can’t decide on one color? Use one of the five Encore bi-colored azaleas, which offer interest and beauty to the garden with patterns of freckled, streaked and/or edged colors.

Try Autumn Starlite®, which features pink striped and speckled blooms, or Autumn Sunburst®, with coral pink blooms bordered in white ruffles. For a larger area, try the luscious layers of pink in the intermediate-sized Autumn Belle® or the bold stripes in Autumn Twist®.

Of course, you can always mix and match any of these options to create tiers of color and style in your front yard, making your house a showplace for potential buyers or just for the neighbors.

To make choosing the perfect palette for your landscape easy, use our color finder.

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 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. Find a retailer near you at

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