Hydrangea - ShrubHydrangea macrophylla 'Bavaria' + 'Red Ace' + 'Tivoli'
These popular Hydrangeas make a very eye-catching garden feature. The bicolour blooms of these Hydrangeas bring a summer sensation to any garden, patio or decking. The plants are strong, long-lasting and flower profusely. You will receive the bicoloured Hydrangeas 'Tivoli, Bavaria' and 'Red Ace'. Height supplied: 15-20 cm. The accompanying planter is 30 cm in diameter and 38 cm high.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure that the root ball of the hydrangea is moist by first placing it in a bucket full of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Plant the roots at the right depth in the hole, the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly, immediately water your hydrangea after planting. This plant also grows well in a large flower pot or planter. Make sure you have holes in the base to allow for adequate drainage.
Moist soilHydrangea macrophylla grows best in fairly moist, humus-rich soil. Improve your garden soil by adding compost. Place this plant in a shady or semi-shady area. It is also possible to place it in complete sunshine, as long as you keep the soil moist. Is your Hydrangea in a pot? If so make sure that it has adequate drainage.
Show moreWater your Hydrangea macrophylla regularly during dry periods as they are not tolerant of dry soil. Add plant feed to the water on a monthly basis between March and July for extra profuse flowering. In early spring the hydrangeas will benefit from a mix of granulated cow manure.
Pruning HydrangeaThe flowers of Hydrangea bloom on branches that were formed in the previous year. If you prune during the spring, there will be no flowers that year. Pruning is not absolutely necessary unless the plant becomes too large. If you are pruning, remove approximately 1/3 of all its branches. You will have a year with no flowers, but the flowers will bloom normally during the second year. Completely remove all dead branches and carefully cut the dead flowers in winter, leaving the buds on the upper part of their branches.
Show moreHydrangea macrophylla has large spherical flowers often called 'Mopheads'. Their two-toned petals are extraordinary: 'Tivoli' flowers are purple with a stunning white edge; 'Red Ace' are a striking red edged in white and 'Bavaria' flowers are a striking blue edged in white. Hydrangea blooms make terrific dried flowers. Wait until the flowers fade in autumn then cut the stems and put the flowers in a vase with a small amount of water and they will dry out nicely. Gorgeous in dried flower arrangements.