Sorry about that! I'm so eager to save my plant that I forgot some important details
I'm in Louisville KY. I have two other azaleas growing in the front yard, but they are in the shade most of the day. They are doing great, but they were there when we moved in - I didn't plant them. We can have some very hot and humid summers. My new azalea did great in the spring last year, but couldn't handle the heat.
The soil here is basically clay, but we mix it with top soil and fertilizer when we plant. Where I moved the azalea too is actually a flower bed we built ourselves. We built a raised bed around our patio (our back yard slopes), so it's actually above the ground level and pretty much all topsoil (well above the clay.)
Sadly, I'm not sure on the variety. We bought it from a nursery, on sale because it was right at the end of its bloom. I'm not sure it had a tag with it even. I just remember thinking "oh, our other azaleas have done beautifully! Let's get a red one." lol. Sorry that's not very helpful.
I just recently took up gardening as a hobby. I used to help my parents plant all the time, but that's pretty much the extent of my background until recently. Last year I just planted a few new things, researched the plants, maintained them etc. I only did a couple perennials and they all did fine except for this one. My annuals did great. This year I bought several more perennials and feel confident I can handle them. I'm just really baffled on this azalea right now - been searching for days on Google and can't figure it out!
Here is a picture of the azalea I'm having trouble with when I first planted it:
Here it is now:
My other azaleas look like this:
(this was a month ago, the blooms are done now. These were already there when we moved in.)
I have Rhododendron out front that look great too!
Any advice? Is it alive? Can it be saved?
Thanks in advance! Let me know what other information you need.