This Kurume azalea is still one of the darkest reds available. 'Ruby Nugget', a smaller cultivar we grow has 'Ward's Ruby' as one of its parents. Ward's Ruby has rich, dark blood-red flowers that look great against the small dark green leaves. You can expect this plant to grow 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft wide in 10 or so years. This cultivar likes a bit of shade, but will also take quite a bit of sun. Cold hardy to zone 8.