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Hydrangea 'Blaumeise' (L)

Hydrangea macrophylla (Teller Series) 'Blaumeise'

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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.

Common problems with Hydrangea 'Blaumeise' (L)

How to propagate Hydrangea 'Blaumeise' (L)


You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.

Special features of Hydrangea 'Blaumeise' (L)

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Hydrangea 'Blaumeise' (L)

Specimen, ornamental, containers. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.