Ayesha Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'

Prized for its large, rounded clusters of spoon-shaped, mauve-pink flowers and glossy, heavily textured, deep green leaves. Ideal as a showy accent plant or group for stunning effect. Superb for planting under the filtered light of shade trees.
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Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreBigleaf 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 MaturityModerate growing to 4 to 6 feet tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth Habit9
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCombine 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

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