Blue is a rare and coveted color in gardens. In more acidic soil, Tellers Blue will give you some of the best brilliant blue color to set apart your garden design. Planted as a shrub border, this will provide lush foliage through multiple seasons and darling lacecap flowerheads through summer. They'll attract birds and beneficial pollinators to the garden. You can also create an eye-catching feature with Tellers as a patio accent, or snip some blooms for an indoor arrangement. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise'
Planting InstructionsMulch 3" year round to maintain soil moisture. Side dress 5-10-5 fertilizer in spring. Shredded peat, compost, or bark is best.
Winter CarePlant in a sheltered area in Northern zones and mulch well to reduce the loss of flower buds.
Flower FormLarge, branched cluster.
Foliage TypeMedium green ovate leaves 6-9" long.
Soil RequirementWell drained humus rich soil.
Watering RequirementRequires average amount of water.
PruningLittle pruning needed. If pruning, do so immediately after flowering. Remove any winter damaged wood. Trim to shape.
Additional InformationThe soil pH will affect the color of the flowers (more blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slight acidic to alkaline soils). Adding lime to the soil will make the flowers appear more pink.
Height/Habit36 - 60 inches
Growth RateModerate to fast. Slower in the North regions.