Autumn Royalty has a robust upright growth habit with deep green foliage and large, rich purple blooms. It was voted Azalea of the Year by the American Rhododendron Society. There are few plants in the landscaping industry that live up to the hype. They Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea is one that not only lives up to your expectations, but surpasses them. This Azalea is turning some heads. Southern Living Magazine has taken notice too, and reported several cases where they've bloomed for 9 months out of the year. Their long-lasting blooms add color to your landscape in the spring, summer, and even fall... imagine bright purple flowers during seasons where everything else is a dull green. Not just pretty, but tough too. It is virtually care-free... just plant your Azaleas and watch them bloom and bloom and bloom.