Frill Ride™

Bigleaf Hydrangea

Frilled blooms!

Frill Ride™ offers rich pink flowers with frilly margins. We have never seen anything like this! Catch a wave with this improved reblooming bigleaf hydrangea. 

This hydrangea is compact, making it ideal for patio containers, as a border or as the star of your outdoor space. And because it’s low maintenance, you’ll have more time to relax. 

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomabavi’ USPPAF, CPBRAF

Zones 5-9, can handle temperatures down to -29 Celsius or -20 Fahrenheit

Part sun, or 3-4 hours of sun per day; morning sun preferred with filtered sun the rest of the day

Mature Size & Shape:
2-3ft tall and 2-3ft wide; rounded shape
60-90cm x 60-90cm

Rich pink, frilled blooms from late spring through summer. 

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Planting and Care

Planting your Beekeeper™ Bluebeard is easy:

Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.

Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.



To get the most out of your Bloomin’ Easy plant, follow these easy care tips. Sign up for reminders (above) to make it even easier!


Your plant needs regular watering to settle into its new home and establish roots. Give your plants a good soaking about once per week, and more often when it’s hot. Keep in mind that plants in containers dry out faster than in the ground. If leaves are wilting or curling, more water is needed. Use a soaker hose or drip system to make watering easier.


Reduce watering and weeding by adding a 2-3 inch layer of organic bark mulch around your plants. You can find this at your local garden center.


Your plant won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from an organic all-purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.


Prune in spring after the threat of frost is over. Trim to a low mounding shape for great form and flower performance.


We understand that you want to create a beautiful, relaxing space to enjoy. This is why we focus on improved plants that require minimal effort to deliver outstanding beauty, as well as making it easy for you to know how and when to provide care for each Bloomin’ Easy plant you grow. You can do this, and we’re here to help!

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