Hydrangea paniculata 'Rendia'
Zones 3-8, Fast Growing
Diamond Rouge Hydrangea is one of
the reddest hydrangeas available. It is a new variety with
long lasting and very prolific flowers on long stems. They
start out stark white and progress to pink, raspberry red, and
finally wine red. They begin to bloom in July.
Exposure: Full to part shade
The flowers of the Hydrangea shrub can be left to dry on the
plant and then cut to display. Cut the flowers on a day
that is dry, with low humidity. They can then be hung to
finish drying or put upright in a vase. Some people say
that a hot, dry attic is the best place to dry the flowers and
other people feel that they dry best in a cool, dark place.
Giving each stem space will keep the blooms from being crushed
Hydrangea Care: Hydrangeas should be planted in at least partially shaded areas,
especially in hot climates. Bigleaf Hydrangeas do well on
the north side of a house or planted at the edge of a wooded
area. They can tolerate more sun if they are not stressed
by inadequate water. Deeply shaded areas are not good for
Hydrangeas and will actually decrease the number of blooms on
the shrub. They will grow best in moist, well-drained soil.
Water when soil feels dry.
Pests and Disease:
In general hydrangeas are very easy to care for and
seldom do they have any problems. The following are a few
issues that can affect hydrangeas: oystershell scale,
two-spotted mite, nematodes, bacterial wilt, bud blight, powdery
mildew, leaf spot, rust, leaf tier, rust, aphids, and rose