Large Hydrangea Macrophylla Plant 'Kardinal' Violet 7.5 Litre Pot. Kardinal Violet form part of the wonderful 'Royalty Collection' a collection of outstanding quality Hydrangeas, cutivated by one of our award winning growers. Kardinal Violet are well known for the abundance of larger than average flowers it produces. Flowers are rich purple/violet when grown in acidic soil, coulours can be softer and pinker when soil is alkaline. This is one of the new breed of Hydrangea plants that produces larger and longer lasting flower that can hold colour well into the autumn.
What to expect: Your Hydrangea can arrive at different stages of growth depending when purchased. The pictures were taken in June currently the plants have an actual height of around 50cm, and the flowers are just beginning to show slight colour, quality is exceptionally good. Flowers are of the lacecap variety
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 80 to 100cm
Flowering Period: June through to late October
Winter Hardy: Yes for the whole UK, copes well with rain, wind and moderate to Frost. 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.
Hydrangea plants do not like having dry roots. The plant needs watering regularly, both in a pot and in the soil during warm periods. You should thereby try as much as possible to keep the flowers dry. If pot planted we would recommend you stand your pot on water dish and water from the base. Do not allow to dry out.