Large Hydrangea Plants. Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Hot Red Violet'. 7.5 Litre: Hot Red Violet is another cultivar of our award winning Hydrangea 'Royalty' Collection.. Hot Red Violet is a relatively new introduction, flowers are larger and longer lasting than more traditional hydrangea cultivars, they start the season pink and darken to cerise/violet as they mature, foliage is dark green. It grows to a compact bushy dense shrub with heights to heights of approximately 1 metre, with a similar spread, it is fully UK hardy, and an ideal choice for pots as well as borders.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 27cm/7.5 litre pot. The pictures were taken July, depending on the time of year purchased your plant will arrive looking just like them.
Planting position: Best planted in a lightly shaded warm spot, never close to a tree. Tree roots are the dominant force and will deprive your hydrangea of the nutrition it needs Suitable for container planting: Yes a great choice
Position: Full sun through to partial shade.
Soil: Happy in all soil types excluding heavy clay
Eventual Height at maturity:
Approximately 100 to 100cm
Flowering Period: Start appearing in May through to late October
Winter Hardy: Yes for the whole UK,
Severe frosts will not be fatal it may damage the buds this will almost certainly result in smaller flowers, whilst this isnt relevant to plants that are going to live in the south it may be advisable to wrap in a winter fleece in the colder parts of the Uk.
Evergreen: No Deciduous
Pruning: Cut your Hydrangea back to a strong pair of buds in early spring after the frosts have cleared, can be cut earlier if you have planted in a pot and can bring it inside to escape the worse of the winter weather.