Flame Azalea, Haywood County, NC - 2015
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When we visited Craggy Gardens a couple of weeks ago, we were still able to see some Flame Azleas at a few places on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was past peak bloom time for this variety, but I found some that were still in prime condition. This one was a little more yellow than the usual deep orange I'm used to seeing. We saw some that were more of a school bus yellow. I was surprised at the variety of shades I discovered when I really started looking at them.