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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 in the shade.

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. 

Growing 3-4 ft high, the Grateful Red® Hydrangea will be the star of your shady garden or border. 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 red flowers and purplish leaves blend well with your other shade-lovers, and especially with whites, blues and yellows.

Grateful Red is very brilliantly colored red in regular neutral pH and at a lower pH you will get lavender flowers. The bloom on new wood and usually most all stems have a flower which is the amazing thing about this plant. 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!

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... again! This is a best seller and bound to be a superstar in your garden this year!

* Totally unique red flowers
* Easy to grow in the shade
* Only available online!


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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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Grateful Red Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKRed'
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color Red or Blue