Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Bigleaf hydrangeas feature two flower styles known as mophead and lacecap. Mophead florets are composed of entirely sterile florets. With lacecaps only the small inconspicuous flowers at the center of the ring of sterile florets are fertile.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 4 to 6 feet tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This gorgeous hydrangea is the perfect foundation shrub for older homesites under canopies of old shade trees. Makes a beautiful seasonal accent for back of the border. Use for interest in outdoor living spaces with close up flower appreciation. Adapts beautifully to sheltering tree groves and fence lines. Perfect for large pots on porch, patio or terrace.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Combine this beauty with other lovers of shaded conditions such as Magnoliaeflora Camellia, (Camellia japonica "Magnoliaeflora'), Dwarf Purple Rhododendron, (Rhododendron impeditum), European Ostrich Fern, (Matteuccia struthiopteris). It would be stellar with Black Tulip Magnolia, (Magnolia x soulangiana 'JURmag1') and Vaughn's Lillie Oak Leaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Vaughn's Lillie')|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before spring growth. Prune to shape after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9