Sometimes I see a plant that is just so funky I can't resist. When I saw multi-colored green and pink blooms of the Tilt-a-Swirl hydrangea I had to have a few for our customers. So here is your chance, if you like color and something a little wild in your yard this is a great choice because you'll have blooms that start and go until well into fall, just like the popular Bloom-a-thon® variety. Tilt-A-Swirl® was awarded a Gold Medal at the prestigious Plantarium horticulture event in Holland and now it is here and making an impact in the USA.
|Bloom Color:||Green and pink|
|Bloom Period:||Summer to fall (reblooming)|
|Fall Color:||Orange with hints of red and yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Green with light green branches|
|Genus & Species:||Hydrangea macrophylla ‘QUFU’, USPP#26426|
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||3 to 4 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 Tilt-a-Swirl®
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.