Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise'

Blaumeise Hydrangea, Blue Titmouse Hydrangea

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Blaumeise Hydrangea is a compact deciduous shrub and one of the best reputed blue lacecap cultivars.  It has serrated dark green leaves with no fall color.  Its lacecap flowers bloom on old wood with color that depends on the soil PH -acidic soils produce sky blue flowers, while alkaline soils produce pink flowers that darken to pink-blue with maturity.  The flowers attract butterflies and pollinators.  Best bloom in partial sun and rich, moist well-drained soils. 

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 5'

Spread: 

3' - 5’

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Blue (acid), Pink (Alkane)

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Mulch soil to maintain moisture and overwinter.  If pruning is needed do so after flowering. Slight susceptibility to bud blight, wilt, leaf spot, and mildew.  Aphids are occasional problems.   

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Deutzia, Dogwood, Hosta

Image: Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)., Hydrangea macrophylla BlaumeiseCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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