|Common Name||Magical Rhapsody hydrangea|
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea ‘Hortmarahso’ Magical® Rhapsody|
|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||Containers, cutting gardens, foundation plantings, front or middle of the border, gift plants, urban gardens|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Celery green blooms age to deep, apple green and stay that color until a cooler nights when the edges turn blood red and stay that way until a hard frost.|
|Propagation Methods||Vegetative softwood cuttings|
|Bloom Time||May-August on old and new wood|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
Guaranteed to dazzle the hydrangea world, the crisp, celery green flowers of this selection put Magical Rhapsody at the top of the list for unique gift plants. There are plenty of varieties whose blooms are a bit green as they start to open…but have you ever seen a mature flower that holds its green color until fall? Magical Rhapsody is perfect for container gardens and small spaces. Flowers open green with a white eye-zone and gradually turn darker as they mature – ending the season with fiery-red tips.
Pruning: Plants can be pruned to the ground and will reliably produce flowers the same year. For best results and more flower power, prune to shape in late summer, leaving a few older stems for earlier flowers the following spring.