Cherry Explosion™ Hydrangea
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Cherry Explosion™ Hydrangea

Cherry Explosion™ Hydrangea

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay' PP 28,757


Double blooms on notably strong stems grace the Cherry Explosion™ Hydrangea as well as a strong round habit with lush dark green foliage. A repeat lace cap bloomer, spring through fall. Each flower cluster transforms into an exquisite, pristine bright red bouquet as a stunning outer ring of large blooms first unfolds, followed by lovely smaller inner blooms. Please check our Star Gazer Hydrangea as well, they are friends and look amazing together. Scroll down to companions to learn more.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Late spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-30 to -20
-34.4 to -28.9
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Shade hydrangeas prefer moist soil and regular watering during the growing season. For most, in order to obtain the blue flower color, apply 2 tablespoons of aluminum sulfate near the base of the plant. A rusty nail or coffee grounds will also increase the acidity of the soil which makes the flowers turn blue. Wedding Gown will not need this application as it's flowers are always white.