Nature Hills is proud to present this beautiful RED hydrangea! Grateful Red® Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKRed') is an introduction from Wisconsin's McKay Nursery. It has all of the characteristics of your favorite garden Hydrangeas - big leaves and even bigger blooms coming all summer long. It will even bloom well in partial shade.
Forming a 3-4 foot mature height and 2-3 feet in width. Filling out with handsome, textured green foliage with delightful toothy edges. Strongest stems in full sun, you'll enjoy the mophead blooms that form into scarlet red balls of smaller 4-petaled blossoms that pollinators adore! These deciduous woody shrubs are low maintenance and very easy care! A single bloom can fill out your entire vase and brighten bouquets as thrillers and focal points!
Grateful Red is very brilliantly colored red in regular neutral pH and at a lower pH, you will get lavender flowers. With alkaline soils, the flowers are a deep pink verging on red that is unlike any other Hydrangea on the market. As autumn approaches the flowers turn a velvety lavender color that is eye-catching with the purple tint of the leaves. In acidic soils, the flower will be of a darker purple color.
The Grateful Red® Hydrangea will be the star of the sunnier or part shade area in your yard. Plant it where you can enjoy its unique coloration often as you walk by it. Make sure that you can reach it to cut the red blooms, too, because it will provide you with armfuls of flowers for your vases all season.
The unique red flowers will blend well with white, blues, and yellows in your landscape. This plant will receive a lot of attention and makes a perfect focal point. The east side of a home is the absolute best... protection from afternoon heat but even in full sun as long as you keep it watered it will do beautifully in most parts of the country! Use as great foundation plantings and highlights throughout the landscape!
Best and strongest growth in full sun and partial shade, favoring morning sun and afternoon shade in the hottest of the USDA growing zones 4-9. Plant Hydrangea in moderate, and consistent moisture and enriched organic soil. Bigleaf Hydrangea bloom on new wood and usually most all stems have a flower which is the amazing thing about this plant!
Remember that you can't buy Grateful Red® Hydrangea in any garden center, so make sure to reserve a few today before we run out of stock! This is a best seller and bound to be a superstar in your garden this year!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKRed'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Growth Rate||Fast, Medium|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|