Enjoy the Ride!
When guests see your Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea, they’ll know immediately that it’s the main attraction. Its red and green bicolor blooms are a show-stopper, and keep performing all summer and fall. Flowers deepen to a bright red and green swirl, and keep on transforming into new variations throughout the autumn.
Considered a continuous bloomer, the flowers are bred to be tougher than other Hydrangeas on the market, and look amazing for months and months. Tilt-A-Swirl® was awarded a Gold Medal at the prestigious Plantarium horticulture event in Holland, and is making its mark in North America. Enjoy the ride with this new addition to the Bloomin’ Easy collection – just plant it, water it, and relax.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘QUFU’, USPP#26426, CPBR#5408
Introduced in 2016
Zone 5, can handle temperatures down to -28.9 Celsius or -20 Fahrenheit
Part sun, or 4-6 hours of sun per day, morning sun preferred with filtered sun the rest of the day
Mature Size & Shape:
3-4’ tall and 3-4’ wide, mounding
Green and red bicolor mophead style blooms start in May and transform into various colour combinations into the fall
Planting and Care
Planting your Tilt-A-Swirl® Hydrangea 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.
Your plant will do well with additional water when it’s hot. But to see its fuller potential, follow these steps!
An easy way to keep weeds down around your plant, and to keep it moist with less watering is to throw a 2 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant – basic bagged “landscape mulch” from your local garden centre will do the trick.
Your Tilt-A-Swirl® won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from a shot of good 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.
The best time to do a little trimming on your hydrangea is in early spring, just before it starts to grow again (just after you see signs of life is okay too). Removing dead flowers from the previous year is a good start.
Important tip: it’s best not to trim after June 1 – you might cut off the new flower buds if you do!
Regardless of your gardening knowledge, you can relax. Use the sign up form above to receive regular updates on basic care for your Tilt-A-Swirl®. We’ll send you a friendly, seasonal reminder when it’s time to mulch, fertilize or prune your plant. It’s bloomin’ easy!