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18362Re: [AZ] What kind of azelea and what kind of light?

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  • John Migas
    Oct 2 7:28 PM
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      Hi Dawn,
      What you have are 'Golden Lights', 'Rosy Lights', and 'Mandarin Lights'.
      These azaleas are from a series created in Minnesota called the Northern Hi-lights.
      These are tough old plants and can take up to minus 40 below zero. I grow all of these in western Michigan and do do great in shade or sun. By now they should be going dorment and turning beautiful fall colors.
      Don't be afraid to keep them in the sun, just keep them mulched and water them frequent during the growing season. The wind is just as hard on these plants as the sun is, drying them out, so keep them watered.
      To compare your photos, I included an attachment with Northern Hi-light azaleas.
      If the attachment doesn't come thru, just google "Northern Hi-lights azaleaz".
      Good luck...............John Migas(Michigan)

      From: Dawn Mergenthaler <dmergenthaler@...>
      To: azaleas@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 4:48 PM
      Subject: [AZ] What kind of azelea and what kind of light?

      [this is from the ASK US page, so please send me a CC]

      Dear Azalea Society:

      I've included some photos of two of the three azalea plants I inherited when I bought my house although I'm not sure you'll see them through Yahoo Groups. I'm in MInnesota, in Zone 4. I'm assuming they are deciduous, although I'd welcome someone confirming such. 

      They're beautiful, but I noticed they were stressed this summer, partly due to the drought and heat. However, a large oak tree in my neighbor's yard, that used to provide partial shade throughout the day to these plants, died this year. I'm wondering if the sunlight is also a contributing factor to the dried leaves. Do I need to move them to a shady location? I saw that SOME azalea's like sun, but the message also said that some like shade. Not knowing what kind of azalea's these are or which ones prefer shade, I'm at a loss. 

      I'm hoping someone can help me out. 

      Thank you. 


      IMG_8941 Azalea in back 2012

      IMG_8942 Azalea in back 2012

      IMG_8945 Azalea in back 2012

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