Large heads of rich-pink to dark purple-blue flowers from July to August and coarsely toothed, dark green leaves. This compact, hortensia hydrangea is perfect for where border space is limited. Best in partial shade, on neutral soils a ‘blueing compound’ may be applied every 7-14 days to produce blue flowers.
Mopheads (Hydrangea macrophylla) are the most popular type of garden shrubs, and the unique shape of their flowers has inspired many common names. You may know mopheads as pom-pom,
To enhance flowering prune in spring, cut back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds below each flower-head. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the old shoots to the base of the plant.
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July and August
Hardiness: fully hardy.