Hydrangea macrophylla 'Madame Emile Mouillere'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July and August
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: The flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Wonderful, white flowers from July to August, becoming pink-tinged with age, and coarsely toothed, dark green leaves. This popular, mophead hydrangea is ideal for brightening a partly shady border with moist, well-drained soil. While young it makes an attractive container or house plant.
- Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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Q:I'd really like to plant this in front of my house as a pair in two large pots. Will it cope/flower well facing North East?Asked on 2/27/2014 by crazy lady from Northamptonshire
Hydrangeas will tolerate some shade but to flower they will need some sun, otherwise the blooms will be sparse or non at all. Also if you are going to plant them in pots they need to be kept well watered as they need a moist well-drained soil, and feed in the growing season.Answered on 2/28/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Hydrangeas come in many guises, but the blue and pink mopheads and lacecaps that flower in summer are generally forms of Hydrangea macrophylla, an Asian species that prefers lots of summer rainfall and drier winters. This can be tricky in drier gardens, bRead full article