Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Hydrangea macrophylla

 


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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave' (Hydrangeaceae)
(hi-DRAN-gee-a mak-ro-FIL-a)
Bigleaf Hydrangea

Both the color and the unique shape of 'Blue Wave's' lacecap flowers are eye-catching. Flat-topped blooms of 1' or more are trimmed with steel-blue florets that create a sort of pinwheel effect. Light shade suits this summer-blooming, quietly elegant shrub. Its form is loose and somewhat rounded. Prune or lightly shape after flowering, as flowers occur on buds from the previous season's growth.

Bloom color: steel-blue
Bloom period: mid-summer
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 3-6'
Zones: 6-9

Container size: Gal.
Price: $24
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