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is this an azalea?

this was my mother in laws plant. it was dying when we took over her house, so i moved it. it has pretty dark red blooms.

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Re: is this an azalea?

This is a peony. You are holding spent blossom trying to set seeds, so it would be best to deadhead.

Azalea and peony basically have opposite requirements. Peony is deep-rooted and extremely drought tolerant when established, needs well draining sandy soil in the sun.
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