Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Double Delights Perfection’

('Double Delights Perfection', Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Perfection’ is a compact, double-flowered, mophead cultivar that grows to 2-3? tall and to 3-5′ wide. It is part of the DOUBLE DELIGHTS SERIES from Ball Ornamentals. It is a rebloomer that blooms on both old and new growth and reportedly has better winter hardiness than many of the other H. macrophylla cultivars in commerce today. It typically blooms on old wood (flower buds are produced the previous fall and overwintered) in spring with repeat bloom from summer often into fall if spent flowers are regularly deadheaded. Showy, double, sterile florets create huge masses of color (bright pink to purple/blue) on strong stems. Leaves (to 6" long) are glossy green. This series has the best-looking foliage in late summer of all the Hydrangeas.

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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

'Double Delights Perfection', Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Double Delights Perfection'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade


to 3 ft.


to 5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

June to September

Flower Color

Bright Pink to blue/purple



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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