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Little Hottie® Hydrangea

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Little Hottie® Hydrangea is a resilient, medium-sized shrub with loaded, white to soft-pink, mophead flowers that bloom in the summer, and provide an interesting contrast to its vibrant, green foliage. Reaching a mature height of 3 to 5 feet with a symmetrical spread of 3 to 5 feet, the flowers of this fragrant hydrangea unfurl in graceful green clusters atop robust stems. These blooms transform in summer, blanching to an elegant, pristine white before blushing in fall with a delicate pink hue.

Bred in the southern United States for its heat tolerance, Little Hottie® will not wilt or brown in the summer sun and is a fantastic option in any climate, hot or cool. Its compact, mounded form with natural basal branching provides unique color all season long. These low-maintenance hydrangeas make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers, and you can both dry and preserve the flowers for a winter arrangement. 

Little Hottie® Hydrangea Care

Little Hottie® Hydrangea can thrive in full sun to partial shade, and should be watered deeply and regularly until established. Mature plants need average water, but can withstand more sun exposure than other hydrangeas. You should feed your Little Hottie® yearly with organic fertilizer. It prefers moist soil with good drainage. 

Your Little Hottie® will not require much pruning, but if you would like to prune your hydrangeas for size control or shape, it is best to do it in the early spring before new growth begins.

Little Hottie® Hydrangea Spacing

When planting, space your Little Hottie® Hydrangea a minimum of 2 feet apart from center to center. Hydrangeas need adequate air flow to maximize their blooming potential. The Little Hottie® Hydrangea is gorgeous, planted in a shady, compact space, or in pots and containers with proper drainage. A favorite of florists, the beautiful blooms of the Little Hottie® are striking in arrangements and bouquets.

Little Hottie® Hydrangea Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Late Spring To Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Common Name: Little Hottie® Hydrangea
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.