Magical Ruby Red Hydrangea
Brilliant Red Blossoms Energize Your Garden
Vibrant color brings gardens alive, and Ruby Red Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kolmaru’ MagicalTM RUBY RED) certainly delivers. This knockout of a hydrangea takes center stage when it bursts into bloom, revealing large, “mophead” blossoms of vivid red that command attention, even when viewed from a distance.
Double Your Enjoyment
As one of the “Magical” series of hydrangeas, Ruby Red Hydrangea is specially bred for its deep red blossoms as well as its long bloom season. Unlike some hydrangeas, which produce only one flush of flowers each year, Ruby Red Hydrangea is a rebloomer. This means you’ll enjoy a second round of flowers for an encore performance!
Care & Growing Tips
Follow this checklist to see how easy it is to grow Ruby Red Hydrangea:
• Partial shade. Direct afternoon sun is typically too severe for Ruby Red Hydrangea. Find that perfect spot in your landscape that receives filtered sun -- through tree branches -- or a site that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. This is where Ruby Red Hydrangea will prosper.
• Evenly moist soil. Your Ruby Red Hydrangea will grow best in evenly moist -- not soggy -- soil. If you apply a 3”-4” layer of mulch around each plant, this will help keep the soil moist, particularly during the heat of summer.
• Pruning is optional. Although you don’t have to prune this shrub to keep it flowering year after year, Ruby Red Hydrangea will produce more flowers if you remove the old blossoms when they finish blooming.
A Striking Potted Plant
Yes, you can grow Ruby Red Hydrangea in a container! If you have a shady balcony, porch or patio, fill a large container with potting mix (not garden soil) and plant Ruby Red Hydrangea right in the pot. Raised above the soil level, the potting mix in containers can dry out quickly, especially in hot weather. Be sure to keep the container well-watered, and only use containers that have drainage holes.
Dried to Perfection
Cut stems of Ruby Red Hydrangea at the peak of their bloom, hang upside-down in a dark closet and they’ll dry beautifully to insert in dried-flower arrangements!