Mophead
Hydrangea macrophylla
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously very moist
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 5.1 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate humid temperate

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Names

Other common names Hortensia, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Lacecap Hydrangea
Family Hydrangeaceae
Other scientific names Hydrangea maritima, Hydrangea hortensia, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Alpenglow', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Alpengluhen', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Vicomte de Vibraye', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Madame Emile Mouillere', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Madame Mouilliere', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mme Emile Mouillere'

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 5 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -29°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • blue
  • red
  • pink
  • purple
  • mauve
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    7
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    8
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    9
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Leaf color
  • green