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Azalea? Rhododendron? Something else?

ManderMander GatesheadPosts: 283
This plant came in an arrangement I was given earlier this year (various plants instead of cut flowers). It was dying so I repotted it, and it has recovered nicely and is now blooming. But I don't know what it is. Google Lens suggested either azalea or rhododendron, or various other plants that seem unlikely. What is it really? And how long will it last as a house plant?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,099
    Looks like an azalea. Azaleas flowers have five stamens and rhododendrons have ten.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    Yes. If you can get it hardened off you can plant it outdoors. It won't be happy inside for very long I should think.  
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  • Technically it is a Rhododendron..but one more commonly called an Azalea. Enjoy.

    All Azaleas are Rhododendrons...but not all Rhododendron are Azaleas.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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