• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Repeat Bloomer
    Blooms:
    Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hy-DRAIN-juh mak-ro-FIL-la
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Azalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Sweetspire (Itea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Apply mulch to conserve moisture and protect in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Soil and water pH influences bloom color; consult garden center for suitable amendments. Feed in early spring. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering.
    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 filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Monrovia 2017 introduction, via Spring Meadow Nursery.

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