During Winter and some early Spring shipments, some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT.
This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Cardinal Red Hydrangea 2.5 inch pot
Huge 9-inch flowers in stunning all-our bloom from midsummer to fall. Full and fluffy, they load the foliage- a glorious display of color. Branches bow under the sheer weight of the blooms. Adaptable size for landscaping- grows 3-5 feet tall. Best planted in full to partial sun.
Height: 3-6 feet
Spacing: 4-10 feet
Depth: Place in a hole 2 times as wide and deep as the pot; plant top of the root ball at the soil surface.
Sun/Shade: Light shade
Foliage: Loses leaves in the fall
Blooms: Mid summer to early fall for 1.5-2 months
Size at shipping: 2.5 inch pot.
Comments: Lime may be added to the soil to intensify color. Mulch deeply during the winter and protect as follows in Northern climates: Place a chicken wire cylinder around the plant, fill with straw, shredded leaves, or other non-compacting material. For extra protection, wrap in burlap. Fertilize in the spring with a 5-10-5 fertilizer. Prune only immediately after flowering as flower buds form on old wood. Foliage may be toxic to some degree if ingested.
NOTICE: many of our plants and trees are shipped in a dormant condition. If you receive in dormant state soak overnight before planting. In general, these items can be planted anytime your ground is not frozen. Early snow or frost will not harm a nursery stock item that is already dormant. On the other hand, these items can also be planted during warm weather--simply be sure to water well.