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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
hydrangea 'Mariesii Perfecta'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave' Hydrangea 'Blue Wave'
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
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
'Mariesii Perfecta' is a small deciduous shrub with rather glossy, light green leaves. Lace-cap flower-heads with blue fertile flowers surrounded by large, blue or pink ray florets
Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Can get aphids, capsid bug, glasshouse red spider mite and hydrangea scale
Generally disease free
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hydrangea 'Mariesii Perfecta'
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