Heart Throb™

Heart Throb™

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hortmagitri’ PP30044

Dark red blooms tipped with green mature to a rich, antiqued red for fabulous fall color. Blooming on both new and old wood, these naturally compact plants will still bloom after a late frost, and require no pruning.

Sunset Zones

2–9, 14–24

USDA Zones

-20°F to -10°F USDA zones 5–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 5b

Heart Throb™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3' H x 3' W

Landscape Use

Border, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Foundation Planting, Garden Bed

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Part sun to shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Compact habit, Cut Flowers, Disease / Pest Resistance, Dwarf Habit, Easy Care, Longer Blooming


Cherry red flowers with green marbling in summer

Flowering Season

Summer to Fall

Heart Throb™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize throughout growing season


None needed; prune as desired after spring bloom


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 50307 is in Zone: 5b with a temperature range of: -15 to -10 °F.