Hydrangea – Tuff Stuff™ Red
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Fun Facts Mountain hydrangeas grow in the same area of Japan as big-leaf hydrangeas, but they grow up in the chilly mountains instead of the mild coast. As a result, they've naturally developed better bud hardiness, which means that it will bloom even after harsh winters in zones 5 and 6.
For best success with Tuff Stuff Red hydrangea: - Some sun is necessary for best flower production, color, and stem strength. The warmer your climate, the more shade the plant can take, and in very warm areas, afternoon shade is essential. - avoid pruning this plant except to remove any dead wood or dried blossoms in early spring. - Fertilize in early spring, after the ground has thawed and before new growth begins, if desired. - Plant tolerates a range of soil pH, however, flower color will vary depending on whether soil is acid, neutral or alkaline.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood, Old Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Dried Flower, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Soil Fertility Average Soil
Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil