Specie: H. macrophylla
Big Leaf Hydrangea, Mophead:Hortenia
Name in Latin: Hydrangeaceae
Name in English: Hydrangea Family (Formerly: Saxifragaceae ( Saxifrage Family).
Origin: Japan and Korea
Growth Habit: rounded, deciduous, shrub
Flower: small flat flowers in dense, round clusters: showy part sepals not petals.
Blooming Period: early spring to late autumn
Leaf: Opposite, simple, serrated margins, stout peticle, medium green
Potted plant, flowers can be used as cuts
Care and Handling
Soil: Use a good rich potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well), such as an African violet mix. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part organic lime free soil, 1 part peat, 1 part coarse sand or perlite Always use a pot with a hole.
Amount of water: Heavy drinker, keep soil wet.
Nutrition: Feed every two weeks during growth with fertilizer for acid loving plants
Special handling: Flower colour is white, pink . blue, purple, depending on the pH or the soil
Does best in full sun but can grow in partial sun. Prune way back in the early spring. Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity,.