Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea

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Dizzying Color Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea Blooms All Season!

  • Pink-Red & Green Bi-Color
  • Blue Tones in Acidic Soils!
  • Large Mophead Blooms
  • Changing Floral Tones
  • Long Bloom Season
  • Highly Adaptive
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cold Hardy
  • Stunning Fresh or Dried Cut Flower
  • Blooms on New & Old Wood
  • Award-Winning
  • Part Shade - Part Sun Preferred

Just as the name implies, Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'QUFU' PP26426) gives your garden palette quite the ride! The swirling, dizzying colors will make your head spin!

Sturdy stems hold the mophead blooms aloft so you and your beneficial pollinators can see the topsy-turvy blooms! A continuous bloomer, the colors "swirl" without stopping!

Starting chartreuse, changing to bright pink, then deepen to rosy-red, each tiny floret grows in a tight cluster. Each center splashed in bright, apple-green! Tilt-A-Swirl® exhibits this whirl of shades throughout the summer and fall for a spectacular joyride.

The handsome green foliage is deeply saturated and quilted, with tiny toothed edges. The perfect backdrop for those vibrant blooms! Sturdy stems and bold colors make Tilt-A-Swirl® a wonderful cut flower for bouquets! In winter, the dried flower heads look great as winter interest, or snip a few to bring in for dried floral decor!

No wonder Tilt-A-Swirl® was awarded a Gold Medal at the prestigious Plantarium Horticulture event in Holland!

How to Use Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea In The Landscape

Plant a few Tilt-A-Swirl® among your perennial borders or near a patio where you're sure to witness their extraordinary display all season. A wonderful foundation plant, the colors lend to superb curb-appeal!

Just the right size for containers, that neat and tidy growth habit that makes them versatile regardless of your garden style!

Low hedges and mixed-shrub borders welcome the addition of this breathtaking shrub, sized perfectly for mid to front garden use. Cutting and pollinator gardens benefit from the amusement Tilt-A-Swirl® brings!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Tilt-A-Swirl® is perfect for semi-sunny yards that need some extra color. Preferring indirect sunlight, Tilt-A-Swirl® still thrives in sunnier spots, but at the cost of some of that show-stopper color quality.

They do need rich, moist soil that is well-drained. Turning bluer if your soil is acidic, so to keep your Tilt-A-Swirl® the brightest pink possible, use alkaline formulated fertilizer or add garden lime to your soil.

With mounded habit and low maintenance nature, Tilt-A-Swirl® is hardier than traditional Hydrangea varieties, that struggle in harsh winters. your Tilt-A-Swirl® is substantially more resilient in winters well below zero.

Blooming on both new and old wood, they require little or no pruning each year.

Hydrangeas have long been a gardener's favorite and Tilt-A-Swirl® is no exception. Hardy nature, long-blooming performance and one-of-a-kind bi-color flowers, Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea is sure to be the main attraction in your garden this year! Order yours today!

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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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.

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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.

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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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Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Bloomin Easy
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'QUFU'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No