Merritt's Beauty Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merritt's Beauty'
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 4 to 6 ft. high, equal width.|
|Bloom Time||Early summer|
|Design Ideas||This all-purpose Hydrangea is perfect under windows or as foundation planting on sheltered exposures. A great single specimen or dense hedge, it is large enough to produce a bold flower display but still compact and controlled. Rich dark green foliage is perfect background for light-colored dwarf, variegated and flowering shrubs plus cheerful flowers and precise edging plants.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Key Feature||Summer Flowering|
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. Blooms on old wood. Prune to shape after flowering to encourage new growth for next year's flowers.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9