How much sun/shade does an azalea need?
I received a potted azalea. I've kept it outside, and it's doing well. I'd like to transplant it into my yard. I know it likes acidic soil, but I don't know how much sun/shade it needs.
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Azaleas sold by florists and other retailers as gift plants require well-drained, acidic soil (around pH 5.5-6.0) and partial shade. Although well-drained soil is a must, they appreciate good moisture-keep them from drying out, especially in times of drought. Most florist azaleas are hardy in Zones 7-10. Gardeners who live outside that range will need to treat the plants as annuals or short-lived gift plants.

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