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PlantFiles: Big Leaf Hydrangea, Lacecap
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Midnight Duchess'

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Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Midnight Duchess
Additional cultivar information: (PP18282, Royal Majestics series; aka HYMMAD II)
Hybridized by Dirr; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
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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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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive pointgarden On Nov 10, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

A great improvment over black stemed nigra,sturdy eggplant colored stems.This hydrangea is a macrophylia and therefor ph sensitive.Mauve pink to mauve blue depending on ph.If you like lacecaps this is a good one.

Regional...

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

Central Waterford, Connecticut
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Newport, Rhode Island



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