Mars Cityline Hydrangea

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Mars Cityline Hydrangea

Giant 6-inch flowerheads of either magenta or blue edged in white create quite a show on this ultra-compact Cityline® Hydrangea. Mars is the latest in the ultra-popular series of shrubs that brings the beauty and majesty of the Hydrangea into containers and small spaces everywhere, and if youve got a bit of bare soil, its a terrific addition! The blooms are truly bicolored, with colored interiors of magenta-pink or blue (depending on soil pH) that gradually mature ttruly bicolored, with colored interiors of magenta-pink or blue (depending on soil pH) that gradually mature to green. Most Hydrangea blooms begin green, but these come full circle! The flowers appear in early summer in most climates and continue into fall. They are great for cutting, and make good Everlastings, too. But they look so big and imposing on the plant that you might find yourself unable to pick a bouquet! Mars reaches just 1 to 3 feet high (smaller in containers, larger in the soil) and 3 to 4 feet wide. It prefers full sun in northern climates, a bit of shade farther south and west. The leaves -- wide, toothy, bright green -- keep it attractive even when the blooms arent present. This Cityline® variety is renowned for its stem strength, too. The blooms are held up and out with no flopping on very well-branched shrubs that are mildew-free even in humid and rainy climates. Hydrangea has come a long, long way since the days of Grandmas huge old tumbledown shrub on the side of the house! To manipulate the color of the blooms, add lime to acidic soils to turn the blue tones magenta, or make the soil more acidic for bluer flowers. Hydrangeas are so much fun! Order yours today. Zones 5-9. read more

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