Hydrangea macrophylla 'Color Fantasy'

Rubies and emeralds for your shade garden.


Size 3-4′ tall by 3-4′ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 5-9
Sun / Shade full to part shade
Soil average garden soil
Moisture moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use foundations, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, borders, foundations, small urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Perfectly named, Color Fantasy® appears as a jewel in the landscape with red, mophead inflorescence against shiny, emerald green foliage.
Propagation Methods vegetative cuttings
Date of Introduction 2011
Bloom Time May-June

Angela’s Garden Notes:

Are you dreaming of a jewel-toned addition to your garden?  How about rubies and emeralds? Small in stature, seldom reaching 36”, this garden gem nestles into small spaces that most hydrangeas would never dare to lay roots. In late summer the leaves turn a strong shade of red.With it’s distinctive, shiny,  bright green foliage and bright reddish-pink blooms, you’re desire for jewels in the garden will be met.  Even the red color of the fall foliage is jewel-like.

A selection for garden novices and collectors alike!

Remember to use plenty of organic matter when planting, and keep your soil moist and heavily mulched for optimum performance!