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Hydrangea macrophylla Cvs. (Hydrangea)
Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla Cvs.
Sun Requirements Part Sun
Dappled Light
Full Shade
Height 2m
Width 2 m
Drought Tolerance Keep Watered During Hot Periods
Frost Tolerance Heavy Frost
Origin Exotic
Design Use Autumn Interest
Cottage Gardens
Cut Flowers
Screening Plant
Flower Colour Blue
Flowering Period Late Spring
Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Climate Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Foliage Colour Dark Green Leaves
Foliage Cover Deciduous

The Dapple Designs Expert Says:

Hydrangea macrophylla can be divided into two different groups - Mop Heads & Lacecaps. Mophead flowers open throughout the inflorescence where as Lacecaps only open on the outer edge of the inflorescence. Mop heads are the most common variety of Hydrangeas and can be seen in many traditional Southern Australian gardens. The flower colour of these medium shrubs are dependent on the Ph of the soil. Acidic soils will produce blue flowers, alkaline soils will produce pink flowers and soils in the neutral range will produce white flowers. Plant them in predominately shady areas of the garden.