Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Variegata’

(Hydrangea, Variegated Bigleaf)


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Variegata’ is part of the lacecap group (flattened flower clusters consisting primarily of small fertile florets, with a few scattered, showy, sterile ones often forming a marginal ring). It is a deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows 3-4′ tall. Features clusters of pink or blue florets in large, flattened corymbs (4-6″ wide) which bloom in June for up to 2 months. Large, serrate, obovate to elliptic, lustrous, medium green foliage with nicely variegated white edges.

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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.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Hydrangea, Variegated Bigleaf

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade


to 5 ft.


to 5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color

Blue/ pink



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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