• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-ro-FIL-la
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Design IdeasFew 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.
    Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Hosta (Hosta); Azalea (Azalea); 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 sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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