Hydrangea Star Gazer

Pink and Blue Hydrangea Star Gazer, Hydrangea macrophylla, Mophead Hydrangea

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This Hydrangea boasts unusual, lacy blooms in a soft purple color. Star Gazer will bloom continuously throughout the summer with dead-heading. A true star in the garden! PP#2099 (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 36-60" wide (3-5' wide)
Bloom Time Late spring to fall
Size Plant - 4" pot
SKU 12HYDR

Plant Information

Hydrangea Star Gazer blooms twice in one season, making this gorgeous shrub a must-have in the summer garden.

About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with:
H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.)
H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support.
H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight.
Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.

There is a great website all about Hydrangeas called Hydrangeas! Hydrangeas! Click here to visit.

SKU 12HYDR
Common Name Mophead Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink, Blue
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-60" wide (3-5' wide)
Bloom Time Late spring to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Birds, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms, Winter Interest, Dried Flowers, Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Additional Information Blue or pink blooms depending on soil pH.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Small plant has me worried

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  • Specific Hybrid

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  • Leaves Were Dried
  • Plant Was Small
  • Unsure Of Survival

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    Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Star Gazer:

    I have ordered lots of bulbs and roots from American meadows and I have been super happy with them. This is the first time I bought a plant in a pot. I wasn't sure what to expect, but considering how expensive this was, it shipped super small and not in the best of shape. It was very dried out (a shipping thing I assume) and all of the leaf growth was withered.

    I walked by other hydrangeas at the garden store and wished I had bought one of those instead of this. I am taking good care of it, but I couldn't put it in the spot I wanted right away, so it is in a container for now until it gets bigger. It may grow up just fine, but unless you are looking for this specific type of hydrangea, it might be better to shop closer to home.

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    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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