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Super red and tough!

Hydrangea macrophylla Crimson™

Cherry-red flowers on a compact plant. Crimson is a super red, hard flower with the quintessential everlasting seasonal color change.

This amazing selection is an ideal fit for today's gardens. A compact grower, whose apple green, lace-edged flowers open with a tinge of red. But, like a chameleon running from green apples to cherries, the blooms quickly become red all over, making this the acclaimed red variety in our hydrangea line! Crimson comes with a promise to delight you throughout the entire season. Strong stems and dark green leaves provide the perfect foil for ever-changing colors. Crimson ages to green with red highlights – a pleasing combination as the summer fades and nights begin to cool.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Crimson hydrangea
  • Botanical Name

    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortmagicri’
  • Type

  • Bloom Time

    Summer on old and new wood
  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Summer on old and new wood
  • Size

    3' tall by 3' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Part sun-prefers afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist to well drained soil
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Container plantings, cutting gardens, foundation plantings, middle of the border, urban gardens
  • Propagation

  • Pruning

    If you live in the North: Cut off any dead wood in late May, after the leaves have started to unfurl. If you live in the South: Should you see any dead wood, prune it back to live wood in early spring, after the leaves have started to unfurl.