Penny Mac Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing, 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through fall.|
|Design Ideas||Penny Mac is the perfect shrub for the lazy gardener, deserving a spot front and center of the landscape where it will provide fabulous summer-long color with little care. Plant in dappled shade with other acid loving plants. Great for borders, foundation plantings and in mass. Place at the edge of a woodland area with low growing perennials planted in the foreground. A beautiful addition to an Asian garden or container planting. If desired, let the old stems with flowers tie over until the next spring to support new growth and prolific flowering without staking.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|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||Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Repeat Bloomer|
Provide well-drained, humus rich, acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. Soil and water pH influences flower color. Consult a nursery professional for amendments suitable for your area.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9