The Heart Throb Hydrangea is a new red hydrangea from the Southern Living Plant Collection. It produces beautiful cherry red bloom clusters with green marbling. These flowers emerge through summer and into early fall. This dwarf hydrangea reaches only 3 ft. tall and wide at maturity. No pruning required. Therefore, it’s perfect for containers, mixed garden beds, low-hedges and mass plantings. They’re hardy from USDA Zones 5 to 9. They grow best in part sun to full shade and need water 2-4 times per week for the first growing season, depending on the weather. They grow best in rich garden soil with good drainage. They are not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival.
Hardy from USDA Zones 5-9.
Plant in Partial Shade for best results. Several hours of sun in the morning with afternoon shade will support healthy bloom production.
Moreover, the Heart Throb can handle more sun than traditional mophead hydrangeas, but all-day sun may result in foliage burning.
Well-draining soil is important for avoiding root rot.
Water regularly after planting. 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. This will allow the roots to establish deep into the soil, helping to ensure future success. During this time, check the soil around the Heart Throb Hydrangea. If the soil is drying out or remaining soggy, you will need to adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in spring, and reapply regularly according to your fertilizers instructions. A high phosphorus fertilizer will encourage this hydrangea to produce more blooms. However, over-fertilizing will result in decreased bloom production.
Plant your hydrangeas 18-24″ apart from plant center to plant center for a seamless planting at maturity. Space them over 3 feet apart for space between plants.
GARY ERB (verified owner) –
extremely happy with plants. will order again
Tara (verified owner) –
Plant is very healthy and arrived in great condition but color is pink not red as advertised. After looking for this hydrangea for over a year I’m very disappointed
Nancy O’Neil (verified owner) –
I planted it the same day it came in the mail. It is doing very well. Very nice quality plant.
Trina Reid –
Johnny Hightower (verified owner) –
Very happy with these Hydrangea plants.
Isabel Farrell (verified owner) –
beautiful plant! well packaged and efficient delivery
Catherine Norton (verified owner) –
I was amazed at how well they were packaged and arrived ready and fresh to palnt!
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Laura (verified owner) –
5 stars look great
Rebecca Moran (verified owner) –
Plants arrived safely and well-packaged. They are much smaller than I had expected. Hope they grow quickly.
I can’ wait to check them out