Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Half Sun – Prefers 3 To 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
January February March April August September October November December This plant bears flowers in many shades from Spring to Autumn.
Bigleaf hydrangea, Hortensia, Lace-cap hydrangea, Florist's Hydrangea
|Uses in landscape design||
Lovely grown in tubs on a shady patio. Flowers are ideal for the vase. Cut flowering stems in the hard wood, otherwise the flower will not last when picked.
Planting: Blue hydrangeas need a soil pH of as low as 4.5, so add a lot of acid compost when planting to make it more acid. For pink hydrangeas, the soil does not need to be as acid (pH 6.0), so plant with ordinary compost.
Prune plants at the end of Winter.
Moist, well drained, acidic
‘Bodensee’ has sky-blue flowers, depending on the soil pH. ‘Daphne’ has pink flowers and retains its colour. ‘M. E. Moulliere’ has white flowers, ageing to a pinkish hue.
- Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla
- Common name(s): Bigleaf hydrangea, Hortensia, Lace-cap hydrangea, Florist's Hydrangea
- Categories: Shrubs and Perennials
These are among the showiest flowers in the summer garden. The first blooms appear in early summer and flowering continues into autumn. Many older cultivars lose their colour over time, eventually turning green, but modern hybrids retain their colour far longer. The plants can be pruned at the end of Winter.
Botanical Pronunciation: hy-DRAIN-jah mak-roe-FIL-lah
Hydrangea macrophylla requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.
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January February March April August September October November December
This plant bears flowers in many shades from Spring to Autumn.