Nikko Hydrangea

Botanical Name: HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA ‘NIKKO BLUE’

Hydrangeas are workhorses in the garden. They produce sumptuous petals of color to add beauty to your garden. Most species of hydrangeas can be grown in either full sun or partial shade. They are resistant to most insects and diseases. They can be grown in a wide range of soil but prefer a rich, moist soil and should be planted where watering will not be a problem. Avoid dry windy sites, as their large, soft leaves lose water quickly, especially on hot, windy days, causing the foliage to wilt.

‘Nikko Blue’ – Handsome foliage on boldly branched, mounded form. Deciduous. Desired for its numerous, showy, lavender-blue, mop-head flowers. Starting with flowers that are cream, with blue margins, then turning a solid blue mass as the plant matures. Color is bluest if planted in acid soil, otherwise the flowers tend to be pink.

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 5 – 9
Bloom Time: July – Aug
Height: 4 – 6′