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  • hydrangea
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Hydrangea 'Garden Romance'


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2 litre pot £19.99
2 litre pot £19.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Only just released here in the UK, this new hydrangea looks stunning in summer when laden with its lacecap-like flower clusters. A relatively compact shrub, it is ideal for borders or larger patio pots - and can even be used to form an informal hedge. Like most of the macrophylla hydrangeas, the flower colour will vary depending upon the growing conditions, so in acidic soils, the flowers will be blue, but in soils with a neutral or alkaline pH, they will remain pink.

  • Garden care: If keeping it in a pot, choose a container with a circumference of around 30cm (as it gets more mature it will need one twice that size, but you can pot it up in stages if you wish). Keep it well watered and feed it with a good general purpose fertiliser throughout the growing season. When pruning (whether it's in a pot or the border) leave the old flower heads in place through the winter, but as the new shoots start to emerge in spring, cut back a third to a quarter of the previous seasons flowering stems to the base and then cut back the remaining flower heads to the first pair of buds.