Nikko Blue Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer|
|Design Ideas||Few plants offer such beautiful Dutch blue coloring as Hydrangea when grown in acidic soils. Perfect for cool-colored garden schemes featuring purple, pink and white. Gorgeous as an accent amidst lighter greens or when planted in a mass to intensify the impact of these flowers in large spaces. Big enough to provide reliable foundation planting along walls, fences or as partitions and screens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Showy Summer Flowers|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9