A spectacular floral display that few plants can rival, and multi-seasons of color give you a must-have shrub. Azaleas are beloved by gardeners and now there is one you will adore even more as Perfecto Mundo® Double Purple Reblooming Azalea Rhododendron x blooms for months. The foliage is bright green – a perfect setting for the large, deeply saturated, purple blooms. Each lovely, double flower is ruffled. This azalea blooms in spring, takes a rest, then blooms again in mid-summer and late summer to frost. The shrub grows 30-36 inches high. It has improved hardiness, improved reblooming, and improved lace bug resistance.
With a mounded, uniform habit, this evergreen shrub is low maintenance once established. It has few diseases and its resistance to lacebugs is a big plus. There are multiple ways you can use it in your garden; it is more versatile because it is a rebloomer. In addition to planting in front of the house or on banks, plant one in the role of thriller in a container or as a specimen or focal point in a border. This shrub makes a spectacular backdrop to other plants or to frame an area. Use it in mass plantings, along a boundary, or as edging to a border.
Perfecto Mundo® Double Purple Azalea Care
You can plant Perfecto Mundo® Double Purple at any time, but it is best in fall or early spring to allow time for the roots to develop before the heat of summer. It thrives in fertile, well-drained organic soil. Acidic soil is necessary for azaleas, with an ideal pH around 5.5 to 6.2. It thrives in sun or part shade. Prepare a planting hole two-to-three times as wide as the hole, set the plant in the hole at the same depth or slightly higher than the container. Backfill with soil amended with compost. Add 3-4 inches of shredded bark mulch, tapering to 1 inch at the base of the plant. It is shallow-rooted and does not like wet feet. To determine when to water, pull back a small area of the mulch and check the moisture level of the root ball and surrounding soil. If the top few inches of the soil feel dry, wet the soil deeply, to at least a depth of 6 to 8 inches.
Fertilize in early spring with a complete acid-forming fertilizer, following the instructions on the label. Prune immediately after the shrub’s spring flowering. Give it a light trim at that time to encourage new growth and more blooms.
Perfecto Mundo® Double Purple Azalea Spacing
Plant them 36 inches apart in mass plantings. Allow 36 inches from other plants in the border. Note: reblooming azaleas are only recommended in zone 6b for milder, coastal areas. They may suffer severely in Midwestern zone 6b areas. If planting in 6b, choose a protected area away from harsh winter winds and mulch well.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.