Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea Hydrangea
Invincibelle Ruby® hydrangea is the easy way to experience refreshing summer color every year. Eye-catching, large, full mophead blooms, on sturdy, upright stems. The flower clusters appear on new wood, first as dark burgundy-red buds, then erupt in a dazzling display of two-toned, bright ruby red and silvery pink flowers.
The deep, dark green foliage backs these summer gems beautifully. Excellent as a specimen or massed in borders. Deciduous.
BEFORE PLANTING: Keep in mind how big the shrub will be at maturity. Space your shrub away from your home a little over 1/2 the spread length. For instance: if your mature spread is 6' then plant it (at least) 4' from the base of your home.
PRUNING HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA:
Bigleaf hydrangeas set their flower buds at the ends of the upright or lateral branches, during late summer to early fall. Pruning Bigleaf hydrangea in the spring or even late fall, after the buds have been set, will remove the flower buds and any chance of getting flowers that season.
Bigleaf hydrangea should be pruned as soon as the flowers have faded. You should begin to see new growth coming in from the base of the plant, about this time. To keep the plant vigorous, selectively prune out the dead and weaker stems, both old and new. Don’t prune out all the old wood, since this is what will keep flowering as the new growth matures.
Bigleaf hydrangeas are the variety most susceptible to winter bud injury.
|Height||3' - 4'|
|Spread||2' - 3'|
|Primary foliage Color|
|Seasonal foliage Color|
|Flowering Season||Summer - Autumn|
|Flower Color||Ruby Reddy-Pink|
|Sun Preferences||Sun - partial shade|
|Water Preferences||Moist - Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||3 - 9|