- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Hydrangeas are often the anchor plants for cottage garden designs. Nantucket Blue™ Hydrangea is the easy-care and high-impact bloomer all gardeners want. The big, blousy flowerheads are long lasting throughout the summer and make lovely fresh-cut or dried flowers. Hydrangea macrophylla has large, deep green leaves that remain fresh from spring to the first frost.
Nantucket Blue™ is affected by the pH of your soil. True blue-colored flowers appear in soils with a low pH (acidic), and shades of purple to red will result from higher pH (alkaline) soils. The traditional mophead flowers can be deadheaded (or cut for the vase) to encourage longer blooming in the summer. Allowing the flowerheads to remain will not encourage seedhead formation or self-seeding. Hydrangeas are propagated either by taking cuttings of non-flowering stems or by air layering stems in the soil.
Nantucket Blue™ Hydrangea Care
Plant Hydrangea in a location with partial sun all day or dappled shade during the afternoon heat. Well-draining and consistently moist soil is perfect for growing large leaves and giant flower heads. Use a 2-3 inch mulch of compost or arborist chips to help soils retain moisture and stay cooler through the summer. Fertilize yearly, in the early spring, with a granular slow-release food for acid-loving shrubs. This will help the soil remain acidic and promote bluer flowers.
Pruning Nantucket Hydrangea is very simple. The flowers will develop on either old or new wood, so timing is not critical. The best time to shape Hydrangea macrophylla is at the end of the winter before the foliage begins to grow. Cut out any stems damaged during the winter while also cutting the height back by half if needed. If winter damage is extensive, Nantucket Hydrangea will respond well to a rejuvenation pruning down to within 6-12 inches of the soil.
Nantucket Blue™ Hydrangea Spacing
The overall size for Nantucket Blue™ is large with an open vase shape. The mature height and spread are 4-6 feet. Plant multiple shrubs about 5 feet apart on center. Hydrangeas can grow well in oversized pots and planters. Use a container with a 20-inch or more diameter.
Nantucket Blue™ Hydrangea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Common Name: Nantucket Blue™ Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea mac. Nantucket Blue™|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
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.