Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rotschwanz' has almost two-tone flowers over the summer months, deep red, cross shaped flowers encircle the pale coloured pink of the lacecap blooms giving it its striking appearance. In more acid soils the flower colour will become a more mauve hue, but equally as attractive! Autumn will turn the leaves shades of red before they fall giving this hard deciduous shrub a true blaze of colour in your garden. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 150cm (59").
1 X 3.6 Litre Potted Hydrangea Plant (T66243) 2 X 3.6 Litre Potted Hydrangea Plants (T66735P)
Water regularly until plants are fully established. Leave the faded hydrangea flower heads in place until the new buds swell in spring to protect the delicate buds from frost damage. Prune after flowering, reducing the stems to restrict their growth to the available space and to improve the shape of the plant. After pruning hydrangeas, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Caution: Contact with hydrangea foliage may irritate the skin and eyes and all parts are harmful if eaten.
Hydrangea macrophylla prefers a sunny or semi shaded position, with shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. Improve the soil prior to planting by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Alternatively plant hydrangea macrophylla in patio containers in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
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