10 Purple Hydrangea ( H. Macrophylla ) Seeds Unrivaled in the shrub world, these elegant ladies are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any soil, and produce flowers in mid-summer through fall (when little else may be in bloom). Hydrangeas are excellent for a range of garden sites from group plantings to shrub borders to containers.
Purple Hydrangea is a glamorous, globe shaped flower in the most stunning colors. This fresh hydrangea has an array of intense royal purple and lavender colors that blend together to create an amazing flower fit for a queen! Hydrangea is made up of a small, four petal flowers that bunch together to create a round, fluffy head.
USDA Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sun exposure:Part Sun, Shade
Soil pH:Acidic , Slightly Acidic to Neutral, Neutral , Neutral to Slightly Alkaline
Flower color: Purple
Bloom time:Summer, Fall
Most hydrangeas thrive in rich, porous, somewhat moist soils. Add compost to enrich poor soil.
They prefer full sun in the morning, with some afternoon shade; however, many will grow and bloom in partial shade. This is especially true for the bigleaf hydrangeas (see Recommended Varieties below).
Plant in spring or fall.
Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide.
Set the plant in the hole and fill it half full with soil. Water. After water is drained, fill the rest of the hole with soil.
Space multiple hydrangeas about 3 to 10 feet apart.
For the first year or two after planting and during any drought, be sure hydrangeas get plenty of water. Leaves will wilt if the soil is too dry.
When growing H. macrophylla varieties in Zones 4 and 5, don't prune unless absolutely necessary, and then do so immediately AFTER blooming. Otherwise, remove only dead stems in the spring.