Hydrangea Magical® Bolero PPAF

Common Name Magical Bolero hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea ‘Hortmagibo’ PPAF
Size 2-3' tall by 2-3' 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 Container plantings, garden paths, gift plants, front of the border, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Magical® Bolero isn’t the first red Hydrangea to hit the market, but it is one of the most reliable for holding its bright, red color. Extremely hard flowers bloom in summer and continue into fall, with aging flowers turning a rich, green with hints of red.
Propagation Methods Vegetative cuttings
Bloom Time Summer

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Red hydrangeas often disappoint. Why? Because most of them are actually more “pink” than red. Magical® Bolero isn’t the first red Hydrangea to hit the market, but it is one of the most reliable for holding its bright, red color. Extremely hard flowers bloom in May/June and continue into fall, with aging flowers turning a rich green with hints of red. A compact grower, strong stems and dark green leaves provide the perfect framework, for this consummate gift plant. Or…if you have a pathway that can use some “all summer color” Magical® Bolero just might be what you’ve been looking for!

Note: Flower color can also be purple, depending on the pH of your soil

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.