Glowing Embers Hydrangea

Item #48954
$31.95 $19.17


Great for coastal planting

(Syn. 'Alpengluhen') Sunglasses are optional for this beauty. Abundantly produced over a 2- to 3-month growing season that begins in midsummer, its immense flowerheads (8 inches or more across) start out white, then turn pink and slowly shade to a deep pinkish-red or purple, with tints like a fading sunset.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Alpengluhen' (Glowing Embers) was developed almost 50 years ago, and is still considered the finest mophead. This German classic has often been difficult to find and, like all of our Hydrangeas, is among the showiest of summer- and autumn-flowering woody plants.

Compact Glowing Embers is quite vigorous, only 3 feet tall and wide, with large, bold green leaves little troubled by pest or disease. Easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil in full to part shade (it takes more sun than most), it performs well on the coast.


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 Burgundy, Dark Pink, Red
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Idaho

Product Review Summary

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

Customer Reviews

April 18, 2019


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I was so impressed when I opened the package with my new hydrangea. I've ordered from many companies and the quality of plant I received was by far the best from Park Seed. The plant is multi-branched and in fabulous condition! I can't wait to see this beauty as she continues to grow and put out flowers!!

Lisa R. from IN
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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