Hydrangea Magical® Rhapsody

Celery green flowers age to deep red.

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.

For Gardeners

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.