Magnificent, deep pinkish-red flowers!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ – pinkish-red lush flowers of incredible size slowly deepen into purple tints reminiscent of the fading sun. Fantastic color and immense flowerheads (8 inches or more across) make this a wonderful addition to any landscape! This is a compact growing plant with shiny, dark green leaves. ‘Glowing Embers’ was developed almost 50 years ago and is still considered the finest mophead Hydrangea. This German classic has often been difficult to find. This much-desired showy summer-blooming garden shrub produces large globe-shaped flowers all summer long with somewhat coarse leaves. It blooms on old wood so protection of flower buds in winter may be necessary. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.
Hydrangeas are among the showiest of all the flowering shrubs. Spectacular in any landscape design, this dazzling shrub is versatile, vigorous and easy to cultivate. Hydrangeas have huge bouquets of clustered flowers, in various arrangements from mophead to lacecap from summer through fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size of plant and flower shape, flower color, and blooming time. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.