Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blushing Bride’

(Blushing Bride Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The Endless Summer® series marked a breakthrough in Bigleaf Hydrangeas by flowering in spring on old wood and then in summer on new wood. This white-flowered sibling has the same dark green leaves and 9″ flowers, but an earlier rebloom. The flowers of Blushing Bride® age to a pinkish blush or pale blue depending on the pH of your soil.


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

Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blushing Bride'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade


3 to 6 ft.


3 to 6'

Soil Condition


Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

variable/not showy

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