|Common Name||Magical Amore hydrangea|
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea ‘Hortmamore’ PPAF|
|Size||3' tall by 3' wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||5-9|
|Sun / Shade||Part sun-prefers afternoon shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well-drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Gift plants, front of the border, urban gardens, container plantings|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||A re-blooming variety, perfect for container growing and for placing along a pathway, this compact grower has hard, dark-red flowers that open with hints of ink-spot blue on the fresh petals. Flowers become more saturated with color as they mature, lasting into fall.|
|Propagation Methods||Vegetative cuttings|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
Not all Hydrangeas showcase best as big, commanding shrubs. In fact, sometimes it’s the smaller varieties like Magical® Amore that win the hearts of the gardener. Perfect for container growing and for placing along a pathway, this compact grower has its own way of garnering attention. Hard, dark-red flowers open with hints of ink-spot blue on the fresh petals, which become more saturated in color as they mature. Dark green leaves serve as the perfect backdrop for short mounds of richly colored blooms. Magical® Hydrangeas tend to have longer-than-average bloom times, and Amore is no exception. In its final stages, the texture of the flowers become almost rubbery as they turn green with highlights of red. As its name implies, you’re just going to love it!
Pruning: Can be pruned close to the soil line before Spring, or in the fall when flowering has ceased.
Apply 3-6” of organic mulch after pruning.