Make sure the root ball of the hydrangea macrophylla Magical® ‘Revolution Pink’ is well-moistened by soaking in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Prepare a suitable hole in good, loose soil and plant the hydrangea root ball at the correct depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting.
The hydrangea also grows well in large planters. Make sure that there are holes in the base to allow for adequate drainage.
Hydrangea Magical® 'Revolution Pink' - ShrubHydrangea macrophylla 'Revolution Pink'
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Rob Verlinden chose this lovely plant for his garden – the Hydrangea Magical® ‘Revolution Pink’! This is a hydrangea that flowers in mostly pink, changing through the seasons with such an enchanting radiance of colour! This makes Hydrangea Magical® ‘Revolution Pink’ a wonderful eye-catcher in your garden throughout the seasons – whether it is in the garden or in a planter on your patio or decking. This plant is a good variety for all weathers, resistant to sun, rain and frost. Supplied as a large plant.Show more
Moist soilHydrangea macrophylla Magical® ‘Revolution Pink’ grows best in fairly moist, humus-rich soil. Improve your garden soil by adding compost. Take into account the plant's flower colour - see further under 'flower colour info'.
This plant grows well in full sun as long as the soil isn’t too dry and also does well in a shady or semi-shady area. The soil should be moist if planting in a pot, but make sure there is good drainage or the plant may die.
Show moreWater your hydrangea macrophylla Magical® ‘Revolution Pink’ on a regular basis during dry periods as they are not tolerant of dry soil. To encourage flowering, a supply of fertilizer monthly from March to July, is recommended when watering. In early spring the hydrangea will benefit from a mix of granulated cow manure.
Pruning HydrangeaThe hydrangea flowers appear on last year's branches. If you prune during the spring, no flowers will appear that year. Pruning is not absolutely necessary unless the plant becomes too large. If you do prune, cut back to one third. You will have fewer flowers during that year, but the flowers will bloom normally during the second year.
Cut out dead twigs entirely. Carefully remove overblown flowers in winter (late February - early March) taking care not to damage the new dormant buds.
Show moreThere are two types of flower heads in the hydrangea variety macrophylla:
- Spherical-shaped (mophead) flower heads composed mainly of male sterile florets.
- Flat spreading (lace cap) flower heads with male flowers around the edges and female flowers in the centre.
Hydrangea macrophylla Magical® ‘Revolution Pink’ looks wonderful in bouquets too!
Flower colour infoAny blue colour in hydrangeas depends on the acidity of the soil (pH = 5). You can make your soil more acidic by adding some potash-alum or aluminium sulphate. If the soil is not acidic enough (a basic clay soil) there will be no blue colour, only pink or red blossoms.
White blooms appear independently of soil acidity.