• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Late spring through summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hye-DRAYN-jee-uh sair-AY-tuh
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 9, 14 - 24, 28 - 34, 39
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring through summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Design IdeasThis is a truly blue Hydrangea when grown in acidic soils. Perfect for cool-colored garden schemes featuring purple, pink, white, and a large range of greens. Gorgeous as an accent amidst lighter greens or when planted in a mass for a big impact in large spaces. Big enough to provide reliable foundation planting along walls, fences or as partitions and screens.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus-rich, consistently moist, well drained soil. Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer. Apply mulch to keep root zone cool and moist during hot summer months. Prune in summer after flowering. Blooms on old wood. Prune out only weak or winter-damaged stems in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Requires regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.

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