Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Almost Heaven’

('Almost Heaven' Bigleaf, Hydrangea)


$29.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Almost Heaven’ is a compact mophead cultivar that grows to 2-3? tall and to 3′ wide. It typically blooms on old wood (flower buds are produced the previous fall and overwintered) in late spring with a repeat bloom on new wood from summer often into fall if spent flowers are regularly deadheaded. Each inflorescence (to 5" diameter) is a large globose cyme (mophead) that is covered with showy, sterile florets and a few fertile florets. Each sterile floret sports light pink frilly edged petals similar to those of a Cheddar Pink . Leaves (to 6" long) are glossy green. U. S. Plant Patent Applied for (PPAF).

Description

Best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown in consistently moist soils. Soil pH affects the flower color (blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slightly acidic to alkaline soils). Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers bluer or add lime to the soil to make the flowers pinker. Begin soil treatments well in advance of flowering, as in late autumn or early spring. Plants generally need little pruning. If needed, prune immediately after flowering by cutting back flowering stems to a pair of healthy buds. Prune out weak or winter-damaged stems in late winter/early spring. Best to mulch plants year-round with 3" of shredded bark, peat or compost. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 6.

Additional information

Common Name

'Almost Heaven' Bigleaf, Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Almost Heaven'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

to 3 ft.

Width

to 3 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

June to October

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

yellow/purple

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