Hydrangea Macrophylla Hobella Pink
Hydrangea Macrophylla Hobella Pink flowers
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Hydrangea Macrophylla Hobella Pink is a small, deciduous shrub best known for its stunning, colour-changing flowers. A repeat bloomer, this hydrangea will brighten your garden with gorgeous, unique flowers all summer long.
In July, the soft pink, semi-double blossoms form. At first, the flowers resemble a lacecap, gradually developing into a full mophead, as the flowering season progresses. The shape of the blossoms is not the only thing that changes within weeks - Hydrangea Hobella Pink’s flowers are renowned for their metamorphic features. The color of flowers in other varieties of Hydrangea often depends on the acidity of the soil, but Hobella Pink’s bloom is always multi-coloured. Starting as blush, baby pink, the flowers turn to green with pink tinged edges, and toward the end of the flowering season, the blossoms turn to a stunning crimson red with greenish center. The broadly ovate, green leaves are an ideal backdrop for the eye-catching blossom.
Sun-loving, Hobella Pink variety prefers locations where it can enjoy the morning and afternoon light, but, at the same time, it needs to be sheltered from strong, midday sunlight. If it’s planted in a shady spot, this shrub won’t bloom as prolifically. When it comes to the soil, Hydrangea Hobella Pink thrives in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil.
This specific variety of Lacecap Hydrangea was bred in Netherlands, and, although fully hardy in all of UK, it might need some protecting in case of a harsh winter. This deciduous bush will tolerate temperatures up to -10 degrees, if not planted in a spot exposed to strong winds. Compact, with a bushy, rounded habit, Hobella Pink variety of Hydrangea Macrophylla grows up to be around 1.2 metres tall and wide.
Relatively pest and disease free, Hydrangea Hobella Pink is fairly easy to care for. Established plants should have a few of their oldest stems removed, to promote new growth, but there is no need to trim the foliage to maintain the compact form of this shrub. As for dead-heading, instead of removing spent flowers in the autumn, leave them on the plant until spring- the dead blossoms will protect the delicate buds from the frost.
The extraordinary colour-changing flowers, as well as the attractive shape of this shrub, make Hydrangea Hobella Pink great as a statement plant. Since it’s suitable to grow in containers or pots, it can be used as a focus plant for patios or in pairs, near the front door. Great for mass plantings, this cultivar of Lacecap Hydrangea will make a stunning hedge or flowering shrub border.
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