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Bigleaf Hydrangea, Mophead 'Double Pink'

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: Double Pink
Additional cultivar information:(PP16613, Forever & Ever Series, aka Forever Pink, RIE 09)
Hybridized by Irie
Registered or introduced: 2004
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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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

San Anselmo, California

Marietta, Georgia

Kamuela, Hawaii

Hampton, Illinois

Blissfield, Michigan

Raleigh, North Carolina

Albion, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Kemp, Texas

Buckley, Washington

Poulsbo, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 1, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a lovely hydrangea and the blooms can be dried and kept for a long time in a fall bouquet.


On Dec 2, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Description by Michael A. Dirr in "Hydrangeas for American Gardens." Lustrous dark green leaves, vigorous dwarf plant: 3 to 4' tall; cold sensitive. Flowers all summer and into fall (in warmer climates), 3" to 4" flower heads. Bright pink in alkaline; blue in acid soil. AKA 'Draps Wonder'.