What do I need?
How do I plant the hydrangea in the ground?
Ensure that the root ball of the Hydrangea macrophylla is thoroughly moist. If the shrub feels dry to the touch, place it in a bucket of lukewarm water before planting. Choose a place in the shade or with partial shade. Full sun is all right as well, but only if the soil is not too dry. Create a spacious hole for planting and till the soil well. Place the root ball of the hydrangea in the planting hole at the appropriate height. The top side of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the planting hole up with soil, press it down firmly and water immediately.
The hydrangea grows best in very moist, humus-rich soil. Enhance the garden soil by adding compost. Keep the colour of the flower in mind during this process, which is further explained in the “Details” tab.
Hydrangea Magical® 'Revolution Pink' - ShrubHydrangea macrophylla 'Revolution Pink'
An enchanting hydrangea
This lovely Hydrangea macrophylla Magical® 'Revolution Pink' produces mostly pink flowers. The colour of the flowers change with the seasons, which almost make them seem magical! This hydrangea Magical® 'Revolution Pink' is a showstopper in every season, whether it is part of a border or placed in a pot on the patio or balcony. This hydrangea is highly resistant to sun, bad weather and frost!Show more
Planting and flowering details
How do I plant the hydrangea in a pot?Hydrangea macrophylla grows exceptionally well in a pot too. Choose a spacious pot with holes in the base. Fill the pot with potting soil and place the root ball just below the edge of the pot. Fill it up with soil, press it down firmly and water immediately. Moist soil in a pot is good, but the water must be able to drain out of the pot well.
Show moreWhat do I need?
• Watering can
• Plant food
• Cow manure
How do I care for the hydrangea?
Water the Hydrangea macrophylla regularly. The hydrangea does not handle dry periods or dry soil well. If you would like more flowers to bloom between March and July, add plant food for blossoming plants to the water once a month. Add cow manure to the soil in the early spring.
When should I prune the hydrangea?The hydrangea flowers on branches that grew the previous year. If the hydrangea is pruned in the spring, no flowers will bloom in the summer of the same year. Only prune the hydrangea if it grows too large. In those cases, trim 1/3 of the shrub’s branches all the way to the ground. This will stimulate new branch formation. During the first year afterwards, there will be less flowers, but blooming will return to normal by the second year.
Remove dead branches completely. At the end of February or at the beginning of March, carefully clip off all the flowers that have already blossomed. During this process, make sure that the uppermost bud always remains on the branch.
Show moreThere are two types of Hydrangea macrophylla, which grow in different ways:
• ball-shaped cluster with mostly male flowers
• flat clusters with male flowers on the outside and female flowers in the centre.
The Hydrangea macrophylla Magical® blossoms in ball-shaped clusters. This hydrangea therefore makes for a lovely bouquet.
For the blue hydrangea, the blue colour depends on the level of acidity (pH 5) of the soil (acidic sandy soil). The soil can be made more acidic by adding potassium alum or aluminium sulphate. If the soil is less acidic (basic soil with clay content), pink and red flowers will appear. For the white hydrangea, the colour does not depend on the level of acidity.
- Extra information
Latin name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Revolution Pink' Brand Magical® Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Pink, Green Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Flowering period June - October Growing height 100 - 150 cm Planting distance 70 - 90 cm