Azalea mollis are a large group of deciduous Azaleas that originated from Belgian and Dutch nurseries in the 19th centrury, being hybrids between the Azalea molle and A. m subsp. japonicum. They are also one fof the parent lines of the Famous Knap Hill and Exbury Hybrids. A new introduction, Saturnus produces fine fiery orange red trumpet shaped fragrant flowers in May and June. A real stunner! One important fact to note with virtually all Azaleas and Rhododendrons is the fact they are very intolerant of chalk/lime. Even small amounts will turn them chlorotic and unhealthy. Regular use of a suitable tonic (sequestered iron) will combat the effects of low levels of lime but it is far better to plant in lime free acid soils. Azaleas and Rhododendrons have shallow fibrous roots so an annual mulching with organic matter is very beneficial. This is best applied in autumn. This plant can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or a container. If planting in a pot or other container. Use a good quality ericaceous John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.