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What kind of flower is this?

If anyone knows, please let me know..also any tips how to keep it alive as long as possible such as plant food, etc. Thanks a bunch!


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I'm probably totally wrong, but my guess would be what I call a "florist's azalea." I don't know that that is a "proper" designation, but I have azaleas which I received as potted plants. I eventually planted them in my yard. They stay quite small without being pruned, never growing more than 2 feet tall, and the leaves are small, as well.

In comparison, I have azaleas that would grow to 10 or 12 feet tall, if I didn't keep them pruned to 6 or 7 feet. The leaves on these plants are about 4 to 6 times larger than on the florists azaleas.

I don't know what the difference is between the plants, other than the size.

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I'm in agreement with Kisal that it's a type of Azalea. There are many different types of Azaleas. Here is an informative link I found.

It's a beautiful specimen you have there - enjoy. :wink:

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I believe the correct cultivar is 'Rosebud'...


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