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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rotdrossel'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rotdrossel

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wadd On Mar 5, 2006, wadd from Defuniak Springs, FL wrote:

I rooted a cutting last summer that I think is this plant. It is also known as Red Star (I think). I am trying to decide how much sun to give it here in Northwest Florida when I transplant it. Does anyone know if it makes any difference whether I keep it in the pot (gallon) for another year or set it out now? I was sorry to read that it may be prone to leaf spot. Will stronger sun help that?

Neutral lmelling On Dec 8, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

From the sources "Hydrangeas for American Gardens," by Michael A. Dirr (2004), and "Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas" C.J. and D.M. Van Gelderen (2004 - Timber Press):

This plant has lustrous dark green leaves, but may be prone to heavy leaf spot. It is a all shrub up to 6.5 feet. The flowerheads are large, brillian dark red to purple-red with two rows of sterile flowers surrounding the fertile flowers. Sepals slightly dentate. Flowering time is July to August. This cultivar is suitable for forcing and as a pot plant. Rotdrossel means "redwing". AKA 'Redwing', 'Teller Red'.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dublin, California

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