Bigleaf Hydrangea 'Paris Rapa'

Hydrangea macrophylla

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
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Cos Cob, Connecticut

Kannapolis, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


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 Berli... read more