Frill Ride™ Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Red ruffles and bows! The Frill Ride™ Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomabavi’) is a truly unique Hydrangea offering that’s cute, compact and brilliant crimson red! Pink in alkaline soil, gardeners with acidic soil will enjoy these mopheads as they transform into a lovely purple-violet hue!

Frill Ride™ is a focal point and container plant specimen waiting to happen! Just give it a sunny spot in your garden for all the “oohs and aahs” when anyone sees this new and exciting variety of Hydrangea! Backed by clean, broad green foliage that stays small, you’ll energize garden beds and mixed plantings with this fantastic bold color!

Bigleaf Hydrangea is a densely growing, compact little shrub, staying a neat and tidy 2-3 feet in height and width. Naturally rounded and now with disease resistance, you’ll not have much to worry about from these new and exciting flowering shrubs! These tolerate a wide range of growing conditions in zones 5-9.

Planting and Application:

Frill Ride™ is a gorgeous container plant that lights up garden beds, your porch, patio and seating areas alike! Any perennial or cottage bed and border will become injected with fantastic eye-popping color! Add a burst of color to your foundation plantings or along walkways and driveways as intense curb appeal!

Bigleaf Hydrangea readily tuck into any location and instantly adds bold color! For low hedges and property division that pops. The rich green leaves and big round blooms liven up tired garden plantings and you’ll enjoy armloads of blossoms for indoor floral bouquets! If you leave them on the shrub to dry, you’ll enjoy dried winter décor indoors or winter interest outside.

  • Unique Frilly Ruffled Blooms!
  • Big Mophead Blooms in Crimson or Purple
  • Compact Size & Big Green Foliage
  • Fresh & Dried Arrangements
  • Containers, Specimen & Low Hedges

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hydrangea bushes do best in full sun when planted in cooler growing zones, and appreciate partial shade in warmer climates. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that’s on the alkaline side for those rich pink blooms. Hydrangea enjoys consistent moisture and heavily mulched beds. Prune as soon as you see new growth in early spring.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Mulch Very Well

Frill Ride™ Bigleaf Hydrangea is just one of the new and innovative flowering shrubs available at! Order your own unique floral design décor and garden ruffles and bows today before they’re gone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Frill Ride™ Bigleaf Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Bloomin Easy
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla Hokomabavi'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant No