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Hydrangea 'French Bolero'

Hardy Shrub

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Free-flowering along the lenth of each stem!

Six times more flowers than the average hydrangea

An elegant addition to borders and patio pots

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Just like its award winning cousin, Hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’, this exciting hybrid marries the best qualities of both of its parent plants. H. scandens gives it a spreading, free-free-flowering habit, producing flower buds along the length of each stem. H. macrophylla gives it large, colour changing blooms which are pink on alkaline soils and blue in acid soil. Hydrangea 'French Bolero' is a ‘must-have’ shrub, bringing elegance and beauty to your summer borders. With a neat spreading habit, it makes a fine specimen plant for your patio pots too. Height and spread: 100cm (39").

Height Up to 100cm (39in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Shrub

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2 x 13cm potted hydrangea plants (kb7627)
1 x 13cm potted hydrangea plant (kb6995)

Hydrangeas prefers a position in shade or semi-shade, with shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. Improve the soil prior to planting by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Alternatively, plant Hydrangea macrophylla in patio containers in ericaceous compost.

This variety of Hydrangea is a particularly heavy feeder, but demands less water than most macrophylla cultivars. Feed and water regularly, but avoid waterlogging the soil.

Leave the faded hydrangea flower heads in place until the new buds swell in spring to protect the delicate buds from frost damage.

Prune the old stems after flowering, leaving the new growth in situ, as this Hydrangea flowers on new growth unlike most others. After pruning hydrangeas, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Caution: All parts of hydrangea will upset the stomach if eaten. The foliage may also aggravate skin allergies.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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