I couldn't resist this new/rare hydrangea when I saw the name and the flower. Flowers emerge green and color to cherry Garcia red, you'll barely be able to contain your excitement when they bloom on 2 to 3 ft. new growth. The large flowers are a deeper red than we've seen in other hydrangeas and last long enough to compete with any jam band, your neighbors will be Jerry jealous.
|Bloom Color:||Green to deep red that turns lavender|
|Bloom Period:||Summer to fall|
|Fall Color:||Orange with hints of red and yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Green with light green branches|
|Genus & Species:||Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKRed'|
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||2 to 3 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil; that retains moisture well.|
|Sun Exposure:||Part sun to part shade|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Hydrangea Grateful Red®
Hydrangeas do well in areas that have well drained consistently moist soil that is free of compaction. prepare your soil by loosening it up with tilling or digging and then mulch well around the flowers to discourage mowers and other traffic. These hydrangeas should be pruned back int he spring removing any growth that isn't green when scratched with a thumbnail, but they can be trimmed to about 1 ft. to keep a tighter more compact appearance. Apply a slow release fertilizer in the spring for best results.