Red N' Pretty® Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monred'
Pronunciation: hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh
|Description||A superb flowering shrub to use as a showy accent or specimen, or for perennial borders in semi-shaded areas. Desired for its abundance of splendid, vibrant red-violet, large mophead flower clusters and handsome, glossy green foliage on a boldly branched, mounded form. Excellent flowers for cutting. Deciduous.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Compact hydrangeas are perfect for high profile front yard foundation planting to add summer color to shaded exposures. Plant in problem acidic soils beneath canopies of great old shade or street trees and around groves of evergreens. An elegant beauty in mixed borders and behind larger perennials along fences or walls. Bright flowers call attention to an entry or focal point. Particularly appealing at outdoor living spaces under filtered shade arbors, or plant in narrow sideyards to bring flowers for viewing at window level. A vital component of a florist's or crafter's garden when massed to provide plentiful cutting materials.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Holly (Ilex); Hosta (Hosta); Camellia (Camellia); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus)|
|Care||Provide enriched, well-drained soil that is moist but not soggy. Apply mulch to conserve moisture and protect in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.