• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rounded growth; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Repeat Bloomer
    Blooms:
    Spring, repeating throughout summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hy-DRAIN-juh mak-roh-FIL-uh
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rounded growth; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring, repeating throughout summer.
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThis stunning beauty is a collector's dream and a must for every garden. A superb shrub for accent, specimen, or massed in a foundation or border. Pairs beautifully with partial sun to shade-loving annuals or perennials.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Holly (Ilex); Hosta (Hosta); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Sweetspire (Itea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Avoid harsh sun in warmer zones. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring. Prune spent flowers to promote continued bloom.
    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: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.

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