• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Repeat Bloomer
    Blooms:
    Spring and Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-ro-FIL-la
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring and Summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasHydrangeas are a gorgeous foundation plant, large enough for solid green color throughout the growing season, with a bonus of gorgeous flowers. Plant in problematic acidic soils beneath canopies of shade trees or even smaller accent trees. Showy blooms are attention-getters at focal points, and planting in groups intensifies this overall effect. Good for edging outdoor living spaces with cooling, rich green foliage and close up appreciation of huge flower trusses. A vital component of a florist's or crafter's landscape when massed to provide plentiful cutting material.
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Hosta (Hosta); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Sweetspire (Itea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil that is moist but not soggy. Apply mulch to conserve moisture and protect in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. 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 partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A 2018 introduction, bred by Kolster BV in the Netherlands; exclusive to Monrovia. Cape Lookout, and other selections from the Seaside Serenade collection, are tetraploid hydrangeas bred for remarkable traits that make it naturally compact and robust. A breakthrough in hydrangea breeding, with huge (12" across), long-lasting, mop-head blooms held on thick, tough stems with deeply colored, resilient, leathery foliage.