Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fanfare’ Wedding Ring

('Wedding Ring' Bigleaf, Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fanfare’ (also known by its trade name of WEDDING RING) is an upright, compact, mophead cultivar that grows on strong stems to 3-4? tall and to 3-5′ wide. It typically blooms on old wood in spring with repeat bloom on new wood from summer often into fall if spent flowers are regularly deadheaded. Each inflorescence (to 7" diameter) is a large globose cyme (mophead) that is covered with showy, sterile florets (about 220) and a few fertile florets. Each two-toned sterile floret ranges in color from blue with white to pink margins (acid soils) to pink with white margins (alkaline soils). Leaves (to 6" long) are glossy green. U. S. Plant Patent PP 21,161 was issued on July 13, 2010.

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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

'Wedding Ring' Bigleaf, Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fanfare' Wedding Ring


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 4 ft.


to 5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

June to October

Flower Color

Pink/ white margins



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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