• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 1/2 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact and Colorful
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hye-DRAYN-jee-uh kwerk-i-FOL-i-a
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 1/2 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Holly (Ilex); Magnolia (Magnolia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers organically rich, well-drained soils, with shelter from harsh afternoon. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Blooms on old wood; prune to shape in summer after flowering. Remove weak, 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
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A U.S. National Arboretum introduction.