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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Kardinal Violet'

hydrangea

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2 litre pot £14.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Noted for its abundance of larger than average flowers, which are a rich reddish purple when grown on acidic soils, or pinker in soils with a neutral or alkaline pH. One of the new breed of hydrangeas, it often blooms throughout summer and well into autumn.

  • Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.
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