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PlantFiles: Bigleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Paris Rapa'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paris Rapa
Additional cultivar information: (PP10906; Cityline™ Series; aka Cityline Paris)
Hybridized by Rampp; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 24, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Plant Patent#10,906. Cultivar name: 'Paris Rapa.'

The most mildew-resistant of the renowned Cityline™ series of Bigleaf Hydrangeas from Germany, Paris Rapa™ offers deep rose-colored blooms held upright on strong stems on shrubs that are naturally less than 3 feet high. ideal for containers, the front of the shrub border, or small spaces, this is a versatile, vigorous shrub that needs little attention from you to grow and flower its best for many years.

Paris Rapa™ offers flowers of richest rose, vibrant in border or container, and somewhat unusual shade for Hydrangea. As they mature they turn green, and are well suited for fresh or dried indoor arrangements. Paris™ makes a good companion to the other Cityline™ Hydrangeas available this season: clear pink Berlin and fuchsia-tined Venice.

These shrubs thrive in full sun in northern climates, afternoon shade farther south. They begin blooming in midsummer and continue until autumn, for a huge show of color in a very small space. Zones 5-9.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cos Cob, Connecticut
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio

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