• 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, repeating through summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-ro-FIL-la
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring, repeating through summer.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsLily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Hosta (Hosta); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); 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 shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Bred in The Netherlands, by Kolster BV and exclusively introduced by Monrovia. Like Fire Island, also in Monrovia's Seaside Serenade® series, this is a tetraploid hydrangea bred for remarkable traits that make it naturally compact, robust, and far less susceptible to scorch and burn if a watering is skipped during summer heat. Not influenced by soil pH, the intense pink serrated florets are fat and thick, forming huge, long-lasting, ball-shaped blooms, held on extremely tough stems with thick, resilient foliage.

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