The peasant hydrangea is a popular classic
Hydrangea Macrophylla, as the hydrangea with the red flowers is also called, is one of the floral attractions in the garden. As a compact and low-growing shrub with a maximum height of 100 - 120cm, it skilfully sets the scene for farm and flower gardens in particular.
Fascinating appearance with large round flowers
The garden hydrangea originated in Japan. From there, it began its journey around the world and became increasingly popular. Due to its intense flowering splendour, the hydrangea also found its way into the famous English gardens. The light green buds of the hydrangea already give a hint of its beauty. The special feature of this plant is that the flower colour develops over time and takes on different nuances. This creates accents that mix the original colour with a fresh green. From July to September, the cottage hydrangea develops large round or plate-shaped flowers. Their play of colour is stylishly framed by the summer green foliage.
Garden hydrangeas feel particularly at home in partial shade
In Japan, the hydrangea grows mainly near water in partial shade. It prefers a nutrient-rich and moist soil that is low in lime. Ideal locations are sheltered from the wind under tall trees with sparse crowns or in front of perennial beds. The peasant hydrangea is also suitable as a hedge plant, but it is usually planted singly. You need two hydrangeas per metre of hedge. You can plant Hydrangea Macrophylla in pots all year round. For the hydrangea, it is best to replant it in spring to ensure that it is well rooted by winter. Be careful not to plant the hydrangea too deep into the soil and then water it thoroughly. As a guideline, you can use the height of the pot in which the plant is delivered. Hydrangeas are winter-hardy, but can be additionally protected with foliage or a fleece cover if the frosts are particularly strong. This is especially important when planting hydrangeas in cold climates, as the root ball of the hydrangea can freeze through more quickly in this case.
Hydrangea macrophylla promises a colourful ensemble with combination possibilities
The hydrangea also feels at home with other planting partners. The hydrangea multiplies its colourful effect in attractively designed compositions. The same demands on location and soil are made by the Funkia Wide Brim, the Prachtspiere 'Rheinland' and the Japanese azalea Geisha Purple Shady garden areas can be attractively enhanced with this combination.
The right care for a hydrangea promises long-lasting flowering pleasure
Even on hot summer days, hydrangeas need plenty of water. Cut off wilted flowers from the hydrangea in spring to ensure that they remain in bloom. Be careful not to remove any buds, however, as these are already formed the previous year for the coming summer. This classic garden hydrangea can be found in German country gardens as well as in the famous English gardens. Once planted in a spot that suits it, this shrub produces countless bright red flowers year after year. Even in bud, still light green in colour, the hydrangea flowers are beautiful. The unique thing about the hydrangea is that the colour of the flowers gradually develops. In the course of the flowering period, the flowers constantly change colour. The original colour mixes with a greener shade in different colour accents. Hydrangeas love a place in light shade. As an underplanting under tall, sparse trees or as a front planting in front of tall shrubs, they are an attraction in late summer. These plants are suitable as hedging plants, but are usually planted as solitaires.
Buy Hydrangea macrophylla
For one metre of hedge you will need about two plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the red-flowered hydrangea all year round.