26 Cold-Hardy Encore® Azaleas

Learn what Encore® Azalea varieties are cold hardy and what zones they work best...

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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.

Seventeen Encore Azalea varieties consistently exhibited solid cold hardiness through Zone 6.

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

encore azalea container planting

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.

To learn more about planting for success in Zones 6A and 6B, 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 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 encoreazalea.com.