Hydrangeas are among the world's most beautiful and carefree shrubs. There is nothing as stunning as Hydrangeas blooming en masse to bring life to both shady and sunny areas. They make a dramatic hedge and are also excellent solo specimens. Splendid, bright red floral clusters enliven the plants from midsummer to early fall. Flower heads remain attractive into winter and are great in dried arrangements. Ships in 4" pots. Zones 5-9. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Royal Red'
Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Royal Red'
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 3' in North, could reach 5-6' in South.
Spread: 4 - 6'
Spacing: 4 - 6'
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 (-20 degrees F)
Flowering Date: Mid- late summer.
Blooms With: Delphinium, Rudbeckia, Phlox maculata, Heliopsis
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Flower buds develop on old (mature) wood of the previous year. Can dry bloom heads for added interest indoors.
Flower Color: Red.
Flower Form: Branched cluster.
Foliage Type: Medium green ovate leaves 4-6" long.
Pruning: None necessary. May wish to shape if desired.
Soil Requirement: Well drained humus rich, alkaline soil. If you have acidic soil, add lime to acid soils to make less acidic.
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I bought one of the red hydraneas several years ago because I loved the idea of a true red one. I did recieve a healthy plant that has thrived BUT IT IS NOT RED just a nice shade of light pink? Very disappointed when I saw it bloom. I would love to try another but I really want a TRUE RED one.
I'm surprised to see a big box at the door with my Royal Red Hydrangea..They replaced the dead one which i purchased last Spring with no extra cost...It has more leaves and roots now..More healthy than the first one..Thank you SH
grew fine and w/o any special care. the only downside was the color wasn't as shown but that could be my soil. It's a keeper.
"this plant is really great ...really ""show stopper"""
"WELL MY PLANT HAS BEEN DIED AFTER BLOMMING FIRST YEAR ,BUT THAT WAS REALLY SHOW STOPPER BTW THEY R SENDING E AGAIN FREE WOWWWWWWWWW"