Azalea Plants
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Why did my azaleas turn white?

Zone east Texas | JackieAnn added on April 22, 2015 | Answered

My azaleas used to be pink, but now they bloom in white only. What is wrong, and how do I correct this?

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shelley
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Answered on April 22, 2015

Azalea bloom color can change as they age according to the Journal American Rhododendron Society:
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JARS/v13n2/v13n2-coleman.htm

Also, according to the Azalea Society of America, a mild phosphorus deficiency may result in reduced flowering and lighter than normal flower colors.
http://azaleas.org/index.pl/azculture.html

We also have an article on our website that discusses fading flower colors that may interest you and prove helpful:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/fixing-color-faded-flowers.htm

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