• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' (Teller Series) (L)

hydrangea 'Blaumeise'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names hydrangea 'Blaumeise'

  • Synonyms Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller Blue'
    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Sky Teller'

    Hydrangea 'Teller Blau'
    Hydrangea macrophylla
    Hydrangea macrophylla
    Hydrangea macrophylla

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  • Family Hydrangeaceae

  • Genus Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour

  • Horticultural Group Lace cap hydrangeas are compact deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate leaves and flat or gently domed clusters of small fertile flowers, with showy sterile flowers around the margin

  • Details 'Blaumeise' is a vigorous broad deciduous shrub with coarsely toothed, glossy dark green leaves to 20cm long with autumn tints, and bearing flattened lacecap flowerheads of up to 15 large, lilac-blue florets in mid and late summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if ingested, contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam, Clay

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in moist but well-drained soil in part shade although tolerant of sun if soil remains moist; acid soils produce the lilac-blue flowers, in alkaline soils the flowers will become pink. Further hydrangea cultivation advice

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 4

Pests Aphids, capsid bug, hydrangea scale and vine weevil may be a problem

Diseases May be subject to a leaf spot, grey moulds, powdery mildews and honey fungus

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