Hydrangea Magical Four Seasons 'Ruby Tuesday' 5 Litre: .Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ruby Tuesday’ is an addition to the Magical Four Seasons range. Magical Ruby Tuesday “with its splendid deep red globular blooms flecked with black and green and its extended flowering season” it has been developed by De Jong Plant from Boskoop, (Netherlands) in collaboration with the Hydrangea Breeders Association from De Kwakel (Netherlands). The Magical Four Seasons range stands for garden plants that provide summer-long colour in beds or on a terrace or balcony. They continue to flower into the autumn. During its flowering period Magical Four Seasons’ go through four colour changes. ‘Ruby Tuesday’ also features marvellous autumn tints. The new variety was only first made available to retailers in 2016. The plants seasonal colours start green then green with a hint of red, then pale pink before autumn coulur mid to dark red.
What to expect: Your Hydrangea plant will arrive planted In a large 5 Litre Pot height will be dependant on the time of year purchased. It will depending on the time of year purchased look just like the picture, which was taken May 2016
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
Soil: Happy in all soil types excluding heavy clay
Eventual Height and spread: 100cm x 100cm at maturity
Flowering Period; Mid to late May through to November
Winter Hardy: Yes for the whole UK, copes well with rain, wind and moderate 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: If the hydrangea is growing in a warm climate you should prune the plant immediately after the flowering period. If the climate is somewhat cooler, the plant is best pruned in the spring, just before it comes into flower. But there is really no need to prune the Magical hydrangea at all!
The Magical hydrangea does 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 when possible to keep the flowers dry. And make sure that the soil drains well.
When should I prune back my Hydrangea:
We suggest waiting until Febrary/March when the frosts have gone. The dead flower heads will protect the plant over the winter months. When the frosts have finished cut it back by approximately a quarter and remove any weak or frost damaged shoots to the healthy wood.