Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers'

Item #48954
Buy 3+ at $28.95 ea.


Enormous, 8-Inch Fuchsia Flowerheads

'Glowing Embers' is a never-ending sunset of breathtaking colors you won't soon forget. This mophead hydrangea flaunts massive domed blooms reaching up to 8 inches in diameter and casting a spell on all who witness its beauty. The flowers begin white or pale pink that darkens to a deep reddish purple like the sky at twilight. Incredibly extravagant and often hard to find on the market, this variety is considered one of the finest specimens of its kind. Despite its outspoken flowers, 'Glowing Embers' is quite diminutive, growing only a yard high and wide. This compact habit gives its plenty of versatility in the garden so that you can enjoy the sight of a sunset practically anywhere! Plant this beauty in full to partial shade (it takes more sun than most) and in well-drained soil and watch the drama of this woody plant unfold.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Hydrangea
Species macrophylla
Variety 'Glowing Embers'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 8 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Red, Burgundy, Dark Pink
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Fall Color, Hedge
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 15, 2018

Pictures Do Deceive

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

I've had this one for 15 years. It has never been "red" nor has it glowed and embers. The description of this plant is deceiving, and so are the photos. I asked about the changing color of my hydrangea after the first year that it was in the ground, and the horticulturist at Wayside told me to add more lime. I added a gallon of lime and the end result changed the flowers from pink to a deeper pink and that was it. This is never going to resemble its name, so be aware.

Jeff Lovelace from NC
May 31, 2014

Lives up to its name

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I ordered 3 of these. Two were substantially larger than the third, but the third tiny plant had multiple flower buds on it. When it bloomed, the color was outstanding! Let's just hope this beauty stays as gorgeous in my acid soil. Curious to see how the color will change.

Whimsy from VA

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