Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller Red'
Sometimes known as Kardinal for its brilliant red colour, Hydrangea macrophylla Teller Red is a reliable deciduous shrub ideal for the smaller garden. The flowers achieve their intense red only on alkaline soil; otherwise they are a deep reddish mauve. The big, toothed, oval leaves are deep green. Does well in pots if kept well watered, and flowers June to September. Leave the flower heads on the plant over winter to protect the flower-buds from frost and dead-head in February. Suitable for most aspects in sun or semi shade, and thrives in any moist but well drained soil. Grows to approximately 1 to 1.2m high and wide, and is usually neatly rounded. Supplied in a 2 litre pot.