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Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Altona' (Mophead Hydrangea)

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Altona' (mophead hydrangea)

Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Altona' (Mophead Hydrangea)


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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: rich pink (dark purple-blue on acid soils)
Other features: contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergies; the flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangements
Hardiness: fully hardy
Large heads of rich-pink to dark purple-blue flowers from July to August and coarsely toothed, dark green leaves. This compact, hortensia hydrangea is perfect for where border space is limited. Best in partial shade, on neutral soils a 'blueing compound' may be applied every 7-14 days to produce blue flowers.Garden care:To enhance flowering prune in spring, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds below each flower-head. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the old shoots to the base of the plant

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