Common Name: Hydrangea Genus: Hydrangea Species: macrophylla Cultivar: Horabstra Patent: PP21,636 Trademark: ABRACADABRA® Star Brand: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs
Container Size: 8" Jumbo Pot
Characteristics Plant Type: Shrub Shrub Type: Deciduous Height Category: Tall Garden Height: 36 - 48 Inches Spacing: 48 - 60 Inches Spread: 36 - 48 Inches Flower Colors: Pink Flower Shade: Pink or Lavender in more acidic soils. Foliage Colors: Green Foliage Shade: Green Habit: Mounded Container Role: Thriller
Plant Needs Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun Maintenance Category: Moderate Blooms On: Old Wood Bloom Time: Early Summer through Late Summer Hardiness Zones: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b Water Category: Average
Features Big, bright lace-cap flowers perch atop black satin stems in summer. Flowers emerge pink and white. Flower color affected by soil pH. Good for cutting.
Top reasons to grow: - Salt Tolerant
Uses Cut Flower Landscape Uses Notes: An excellent summer color item for the mixed border. The distinctive black stems add interest even when the plant is not in bloom.
Maintenance Notes This plant needs moist, well drained soil. Supplemental water may be needed in very hot weather. It may do better in part shade in more southern areas. Prune to shape immediately after flowering; heavy pruning is usually not needed. Very cold winters may damage the flower buds, so winter protection may be needed in very cold climates. The flower color can be shifted to blue with the addition of aluminum sulfate to the soil. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the plant in spring.
Vibrant lacecap flowers float atop black satin stems.
Big, funky flying saucer lace-cap flowers emerge pink and white and mature to hot pink atop black satin stems. The distinctive black stems provide interest in the garden before the summer flowers open. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage purple-blue flower color.