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Harlequin Hydrangea Bush

  • - Smooth Hydrangea
  • - Height: 3-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • - Exposure: Part Shade-Part Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-October
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Harlequin Hydrangea Plant
Plant Features

Our Harlequin Hydrangea Plant is aptly named, the adjective Harlequin meaning variegated or multicolored, which is exactly what this unique hydrangea delivers! Each 6 to 9 inch mophead blossom starts out the most pastel hue of green, every petal on each floret changing gradually to become pink or purple-blue, depending upon the pH of your soil; each will be fantastically accented with a white margin and a tiny, periwinkle-blue eye at the center. You will see the best color and performance if this distinctive specimen is protected from direct, hot, afternoon sunlight. Coastal growers will see the same beautiful results by keeping this moderately salt tolerant hydrangea from direct salt spray. Harlequin blooms on old wood. This mounded shrub does best with no pruning, but if you must, it is best to prune after its flowers fade in late summer. Flower color is affected by soil pH, read our article on hydrangea care to change the color.

Companion Planting: Aster, Astilbe, Dicentra, Viburnum

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4-6 hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 3-4 feet
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Blue, Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Wild Birds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Hedges, Winter Interest
Pet Friendly No