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Hydrangea – Edgy® Hearts

Garden Height
24 - 48
Spacing
36 - 60
Spread
24 - 48
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Distinctive variegated blooms.

Large intense blooms with dark, pinkish-red flowers accented by a thin white line along the margin. This small to medium sized plant has strong stems and glossy foliage, and the flowers are good for cutting. Flower color can be pushed to blue with the addition of aluminum sulfate to the soil.

Features

Distinctive variegated blooms.

Large intense blooms with dark, pinkish-red flowers accented by a thin white line along the margin. This small to medium sized plant has strong stems and glossy foliage, and the flowers are good for cutting. Flower color can be pushed to blue with the addition of aluminum sulfate to the soil.

Salt Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Prune to shape after flowering. Flowers set on previous season's growth, so do not prune severely. Protect overwinter in harsh climates. Grows best in moist, well drained soil. Supplemental water may be needed in very hot weather. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.

Uses Notes

Excellent for mixed borders and cutting gardens.

Maintenance Category Moderate

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Cut Flower, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 300

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moist to Wet

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Summer Finish, 1ppp

Pinching and Growth Regulators
B-9 is effective at controlling height and darkening foliage color. Prune or pinching soon after potting will produce a finished product that doesn't open up when it flowers. The key is to make the first prune at the level of the first set of leaves closest to the soil.

Pest and Disease Management
Aphids, Leaf Spot, Watch for Mildews

Grower Tips
Can be produced as a flowering greenhouse pot crop for Mother's Day H. macrophylla: Lower pH (5.0 to 5.5) will induce bluer flowers. Higher pH (6.0 to 7.0) will induce pinker flowers.