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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blushing Bride'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blushing Bride
Additional cultivar information: (PP17169 , Endless Summer series; aka Endless Summer Blushing Bride)
Hybridized by Dirr; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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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3 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative nd_garden_gal On Aug 6, 2011, nd_garden_gal from Fargo, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

If you are in zone 4 and want flowers, this is not the plant for you. While the original Endless Summer flowers well, the Blushing Bride variety doesn't. It comes back (slowly) and has beautiful dark green foliage, but doesn't really flower. I have two plants that have survived and returned for 3 years, but no flowers. My mom has one plant and has had 1 flower in 3 years. I think they now classify this one as zone 5 because of it.

Positive WaterCan2 On Oct 27, 2008, WaterCan2 from Eastern Long Island, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grew mine in Partial Shade, Soil Ph 6.0. Early summer the flower heads start off pearly white with a slight hint of pink, the 'blush' deepens within days to a light pink. By Fall when its leaves are about to drop, its flower heads are a dark pink. Prefers regular watering.

Positive WigglyPaw On Nov 14, 2007, WigglyPaw from Hastings, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

started late with a poor forgotten hyd mac blushing bride.
she has grown leaps and bloomed this first year. incredible.
am very happy so far.
will add pix next year of her, if she makes it thru our
prarie winter

Positive cdg4806 On May 23, 2007, cdg4806 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Endless summer variety of gorgeous flowers start out white and fade to light pink or blue depending on the acidity of the soil.


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

San Jose, California
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Seminole, Florida
Cornelia, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Naperville, Illinois
Terre Haute, Indiana
Ankeny, Iowa
Junction City, Kansas
Falmouth, Maine
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Norton, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Hastings, Michigan
Oxford, Michigan
Jefferson, New York
Port Washington, New York
Arden, North Carolina
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
, Nova Scotia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hilliard, Ohio
Columbia, Tennessee
Garland, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Richmond, Virginia
Buckley, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

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