Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dark Angel Red' (Black Diamonds Series)

2 litre pot £19.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dark Angel Red' (Black Diamonds Series) lacecap hydrangea: Just in - and already winning awards

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A fab new lacecap hydrangea with impressive, richly coloured flowerheads that are shown at their best against the backdrop of the prominently veined, burgundy-flushed foliage. The colour of the florets intensifies as they mature (as with all the hortensias, there will be some variation in colour depending on the soil's pH), but becomes richer as the summer progresses. Relatively compact, it is also good in pots provided they are kept well watered. It is a stunner that is already pulling in the awards!

  • Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.

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Magnificent Hydrangea!

5

I planted mine in a large, decorative planter and spread a layer of very small shingle around the plant to keep it from drying out and prevent soil splash when watering. This is very attractive as well as practical!

Avdav

London

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Speechless for this Hydrangea

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What is there not to love about Hydrangeas I've lost count to the amount I have! Simply gorgeous and no garden should be without them . Excellent colour and growth year on year .

Shenthegardner

Redbridge

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A lovely colour and healthy plant.

5

I have this in a pot at the moment but if it grows too big, I will transfer it to the garden. A lovely deep colour for the flower and leaves. A very easy plant to grow and look after.

ChrisO

Gloucestershire

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Dark Angel hydrangea

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We have a number of hydrangeas in the garden but like a couple in pots - this one is ideal - hardy but does grow to enormous proportions

AB

Shropshire

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Lovely deep pink flowers

5

I have planted this in a pot on the patio, where it produced a good crop of nicely shaped, deep pink flowers and attractive foliage. It seems to have survived some fairly severe frosts and has produced several buds which bodes well for next summer.

Contrary Mary

West Sussex

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This is the 2nd year of our Hydrangea Dark Angel which is in a container. This year the leaves have been paler green and the flowers pink rather than dark leaves and deep crimson flowers. Please could you advise how to remedy this and return the plant next year to its proper colour? Many thanks

smb

Hello, If the leaves are looking pale, I suspect it is lacking in nutrients, so make sure that the pot is large enough for the plants roots to spread out, and keep it well fed with a good general purpose fertiliser. As for the flower colour, this is probably a result of the unusually mild start to autumn, as colder temperatures tend to trigger richer colours.

Helen

When is the best time to plant hydrangeas.

Kevin

Hello, Pot grown hydrangeas can be planted at any time of the year provided the ground is not frozen in wonter, and if planting in summer, the plant is kept really well watered.

Helen

Should you regularly feed hydrangeas please?

Newtogardening

Hello, Yes, hydrangeas prefer a moderately fertile soil, so you should feed them with a good general purpose fertiliser. How often you apply it will depend on the type you choose, but make sure you follow the manufacturers instructions and don't overdo it.

Helen

My hydrangea has not coped with the last two frosty mornings. The whole plant has shrivelled and the flowers have dropped. Do I need to protect it from further frosts?

Amanda

Hello there Hydrangeas are fully hardy, deciduous plants so the leaves and flowers will be dying. Soon all the leaves will drop off, and bare stems will be left with the dead flowerheads at the tips. This is quite normal, all part of it's natural cycle. Hydrangeas don't need any protection from frosts. Leave the flowerheads on the stems, then in the spring after the danger of frosts, cut back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Hope this helps

Hi my dark angel hydrangea has lovely pink bright flowers but some of the flowers have gone dark. I wondered why this was?

Kin novice

Hello there The flowers on this hydrangea intensify as they mature to a deeper pink/red. Hope this helps.

Can I grow dark angel hydrangea from cuttings

Dotty

Hello, I'm afraid this plant is protected by Plant Breeders Rights (PBR), so it is illegal to propagate it.

Helen

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