Hydrangea 'Blaumeise' (L) Overview
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' is a compact but vigorous 'lace cap' hydrangea. It is deciduous, with ovate, toothed, glossy leaves (that develop a bronze tinge in Autumn) and large, gently domed, lilac-blue flowerheads. These beautiful and plentiful blooms appear in mid to late summer. Grown in acidic soil, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' will keep its true colour but will tend towards a paler lilac in alkaline soil. It is best grown in moist but well-drained soil in part shade. (It will tolerate full sun however, if the soil is kept moist.) It is a good candidate for clay soils. This lovely Hydrangea has earned a coveted 'RHS Award of Garden Merit' and is suited to many garden situations, including cottage or courtyard borders - and it can be grown in a large container. The blooms are long-lasting and popular in fresh and dried flower arrangements.