Down the center of each petal, a brush stroke of color—pink in alkaline soil, blue in acidic soil—makes this hydrangea look particularly graceful. These mophead clusters grow nearly to 10" across. Peppermint Hydrangea blooms on old and new wood, so it's more reliable than the typical hydrangeas in northern climates. Even if a surprise spring frost takes some of the old–wood buds, new–wood buds create plenty of blooms to enjoy. Be sure to check your soil's pH level if you're looking for a specific bloom color. About 5.2-5.5 produces blue flowers, about 6.0-6.2 produces pink flowers. Hydrangea macrophylla 'REI14' PP18476
Hydrangea macrophylla 'RIE 13' PP18476
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:30 - 34 inches
Spread:30 - 36 inches
Spacing:30 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Early to midsummer until frost
Winter Care:Should be mulched and protected in the Northern zones.
Flower Color:blue, pink
Flower Form:Nearly 10" mophead blooms.
Foliage Type:Large deep green leaves in summer and a compact, mounding habit.
Pruning:Remove all dead wood in early spring. After 5 years, prune out one third old wood to the ground each year in early spring to revitalize plant. Remove spent blooms to encourage additional blooms
Soil Requirement:Grows best in well-drained soil with good organic matter; prefers slightly acidic soil; avoid heavy clay with poor drainage. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry
Watering Requirement:Water thoroughly when dry.
Additional Information:Soil with ph level of about 5.2-5.5 will produce blue flowers, soil with pH level of about 6.0-6.2 will produce pink flowers
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
5/6/19 - 6/7/19
3/4/19 - 6/7/19
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2/18/19 - 5/17/19
2/11/19 - 5/17/19
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