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Re: Hydrangea Alpengluhen (Glowing Embers)

I have my own concerns about your plant. I have always believed these to be two different Hydrangeas. We have 'Glowing Embers' in our nursery and I just finished writing the description for it yesterday. While searching for a photo, I found many sites that say Alpengluhen = Glowing Embers. But 'Alpengluhen' is Alpen Glow or Alpenglow. The RHS site and any books I have that mention Alpengluhen say so. Glowing Embers isn't mentioned in any of my books.

Bigleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'

A mophead cultivar with deep neon pink to purple-red flowers. Flowers do not turn blue. Blooms in July for up to two months. Compact plant and very cold hardy. Best grown in rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Bloom occurs on old wood. Prune after flowering by cutting back flowering stems to a pair of healthy buds .

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers' Bigleaf Hydrangea Glowing Embers Mophead Hydrangea

Description: Very large 8" flowers heads are crimson red deepening to purplish red. Bloom Color: Red Bloom Time: Summer Foliage Color: Green Height: 3-4' Spread: 4'

I just checked the Hydrangeas Plus website and they indicate Alpengluhen = Glowing Embers and they usually know what they are talking about. So maybe they are the same. I wonder how that came about.
for pruning.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: "Gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 8:33 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Hydrangea Alpengluhen (Glowing Embers)

O.K., can anybody tell me about this hydrangea? Is it one you have to
cut back or can you just plant it and leave it alone to do its thing.


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