Hydrangea Tuxedo series

It’s easy to see why this is the best mop head hydrangea around. The flowers are big, lushly bold and cover most of the plant, but it’s Tuxedo® hydrangea’s foliage which is really the hero. The deep purple-flushed leaves make anyone do a double-take… which means this hydrangea looks brilliant in the garden even when its not in full flower.

FLOWERS & FOLIAGE FLOWERS & FOLIAGE

Hydrangea Tuxedo has a lovely dark purple green foliage – in some lights it looks almost black. The flowers appear in early spring, covering most of the plant which is itself mounded and compact.

PLANTING TIPS PLANTING TIPS

In the home treat Hydrangea Tuxedo like a house plant, watering it every second day. Then when the flower show is finally over, you can move it outdoors where it can adjust to the real world. Keep it in the same pot, plant it into another or pop it into the garden. They like a partially shaded position and if possible, a rich crumbly alkaline soil.

WAYS TO USE THEM WAYS TO USE THEM

A plant this striking and showy is perfect for making a statement: line them up along the edge of the patio to dress a space for a celebration; nest them into mixed container plantings for impact; or simply slip into a decorative pot and place Hydrangea Tuxedo indoors where it can be admired like cut flowers.

SHAPE & SIZE SHAPE & SIZE

These hydrangeas are nothing like the leggy, sticky hydrangeas our grandmothers had in their gardens. Instead they’ll keep their dense compact growth habit, and once established, Tuxedo hydrangeas will grow to just under a metre high and wide.

FOOD & WATER FOOD & WATER

It’s good to remember that hydrangeas need regular watering, but once established, a little does go a long way. As for food, it’s all about feeding these plants via the soil. An alkaline (pH 7.0) crumbly textured, free-draining soil that’s rich in organic matter will make your plants very happy.

PESTS & DISEASE PESTS & DISEASE

These plants may be lovely but they aren’t delicate. They’re rarely affected by pests or diseases. Keep in mind that like many plants, they don’t thrive in waterlogged soils.

Tuxedo Red

Tuxedo Pink

Landscaper tips

  • Tuxedo hydrangeas are useful where a month or more of high quality colour show is needed in high traffic areas like shopping precincts and building foyers
  • Mix them in with other plants in planters at entrances or in window boxes to create a long lasting spring-time splash of colour
  • Out in the garden, Hydrangea Tuxedo works well to dress up dreary areas under shade trees

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