Frill Ride Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Hokomabavi’)

Frill Ride Bigleaf Hydrangea

Red ruffles and bows! The Frill Ride™ Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomabavi’) is a truly unique Hydrangea offering that’s cute, compact and brilliant crimson red! Pink in alkaline soil, gardeners with acidic soil will enjoy these mopheads as they transform into a lovely purple-violet hue!

Frill Ride™ is a focal point and container plant specimen waiting to happen! Just give it a sunny spot in your garden for all the “oohs and aahs” when anyone sees this new and exciting variety of Hydrangea! Backed by clean, broad green foliage that stays small, you’ll energize garden beds and mixed plantings with this fantastic bold color!

Bigleaf Hydrangea is a densely growing, compact little shrub, staying a neat and tidy 2-3 feet in height and width. Naturally rounded and now with disease resistance, you’ll not have much to worry about from these new and exciting flowering shrubs! These tolerate a wide range of growing conditions in zones 5-9.

Planting and Application:

Frill Ride™ is a gorgeous container plant that lights up garden beds, your porch, patio and seating areas alike! Any perennial or cottage bed and border will become injected with fantastic eye-popping color! Add a burst of color to your foundation plantings or along walkways and driveways as intense curb appeal!

Bigleaf Hydrangea readily tuck into any location and instantly adds bold color! For low hedges and property division that pops. The rich green leaves and big round blooms liven up tired garden plantings and you’ll enjoy armloads of blossoms for indoor floral bouquets! If you leave them on the shrub to dry, you’ll enjoy dried winter décor indoors or winter interest outside.

  • Unique Frilly Ruffled Blooms!
  • Big Mophead Blooms in Crimson or Purple
  • Compact Size & Big Green Foliage
  • Fresh & Dried Arrangements
  • Containers, Specimen & Low Hedges

Tips for Care:

Hydrangea bushes do best in full sun when planted in cooler growing zones, and appreciate partial shade in warmer climates. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that’s on the alkaline side for those rich pink blooms. Hydrangea enjoys consistent moisture and heavily mulched beds. Prune as soon as you see new growth in early spring.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Mulch Very Well

Frill Ride Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Hokomabavi’) Details

Common name Frill Ride Bigleaf Hydrangea
Botanical name Hydrangea macrophylla Hokomabavi'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color Pink, Purple