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.
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.
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 next year’s flower buds if you do!
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!