"The deciduous azaleas are native to the Southeast. Aren't we lucky! This looks like a beautiful cultivar however, and probably not one you would see in the wild. Bred for the color, bloom count and overall beauty I suspect...perhaps…"
"Juliet, you can never let them go dry dry (like a sponge that must stay wet to work). When they wilt, you better be right there & mine do not get more than 6 hours of direct sun. Even then I preventive water twice a day on hot days-- like in the…"