Indulge a passion for pink! Ordinary hydrangeas will pale into insignificance when you fall in love with this highly unusual double-flowered macrophylla variety. From the 'You & Me' series, 'Romance' features large rounded clusters of smaller double-layered blooms in subtle baby pink, adding an air of femininity to mixed borders. Professional growers awarded it 'Best Novelty' at the Plantarium in 2004. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 100cm (40").
Leave the faded hydrangea flower heads in place until the new buds swell in spring to protect the delicate buds from frost damage. Prune after flowering, reducing the stems to restrict their growth to the available space and to improve the shape of the plant. After pruning hydrangeas, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Caution: Contact with hydrangea foliage may irritate the skin and eyes. Harmful if eaten.
Hydrangea macrophylla prefers a sunny or semi-shaded position, with shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. Improve the soil prior to planting by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Alternatively, plant Hydrangea macrophylla in patio containers in ericaceous compost.
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