Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave'

Lacecap Hydrangea

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'Blue Wave' is a tried and true selection of Bigleaf Hydrangea that dates back to 1904. Its broad flat flower umbels can reach over 20 cm across, and are made up of a froth of tiny fertile lacy flowers, surrounded by many larger sterile florets. This shrub is a vigorous grower, and blooms on old wood. 'Blue Wave' was originally introduced as Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta'



Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 to 9
Light Requirements: Part Shade to Full Sun
Height: 90 cm to 180 cm
Spread: 90 cm to 180 cm
Soil Requirements: Rich, moist organic soils with a steady water supply
Bloom Time July to August
Planting Time: Spring to Fall if given a steady water supply
Use: Shade gardens, shrub borders, waterside gardens, butterfly gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Large flat lacy umbels of tiny fertile flowers surrounded by a fringe of prominent sterile florets. Flower colour is dependent on soil pH (acid= blue to purple, alkaline = lilac to pink)
Foliage: Coarse textured dark green ovate toothed leaves.
Benefits: Shade plant, attracts bees and butterflies, tolerant of salt spray.

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