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Red Sensation Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Sensation' (PP#18,197)

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Red Sensation Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Sensation' (PP#18,197)

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Tolerates Acidic Soil

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Sensation' (PP#18,197)

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Partial Sun, Shade

The Red Sensation Hydrangea is a top-choice shrub, which grows vigorously in partial or full shade. It flowers from mid-summer through fall, just when other plants are finishing their bloom. This specially-selected variety will bloom even on new shoots from the base, as well as on older wood, so it is a great choice for gardeners in colder areas. Plant it under trees to fill awkward spaces with dense foliage and bright flowers. The exact flower color will depend on your soil type. In acidic soil (below pH 5.5) they will be blue-violet, but in other soils they will be red-violet. In either case, the unique rich coloring is a terrific contrast to the lighter, more typical blue or pink flowers. This plant will enrich your garden, on the north side of your home, in shady beds, or along a shady path or driveway.

  • Flowers on new wood, so blooms in cold areas
  • Huge mophead domes of flowers
  • Red-violet to blue-violet flowers, depending on your soil
  • Grows in partial to full shade
  • Vigorous low and wide growth covers large garden spaces

Plant your Red Sensation Hydrangea in partial or full shade anywhere in your garden. Prepare the soil well, as hydrangeas do best in rich, moist soil. Water regularly and frequently during hot weather, as these plants are not drought-resistant. Prune in early spring, just as new growth is seen. These plants are usually pest and disease free, and easy to grow with simple care. Bring color and bold foliage to the shady parts of your garden with a colorful but low-maintenance shrub.