Bigleaf Hydrangea, Lacecap
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hobella'

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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: Hobella
Additional cultivar information:(PP9462, Kaleidoscope series; aka Hovaria Hobella)
Hybridized by Hofstede
Registered or introduced: 1995
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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:

Pale Pink

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

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:

Patent expired

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

Regional

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

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Sebastopol, California

Glouster, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 3, 2013, june14 from Sebastopol, CA wrote:

This is a great plant but it is a lacecap and the photo that shows here is not. I will try to get a good photo of mine and load it.

Positive

On Dec 6, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

From the sources "Hydrangeas for American Gardens," by Michael A. Dirr (2004), and "Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas" C.J. and D.M. Van Gelderen (2004 - Timber Press):

A compact plant. The flowers are arranged in circles of sterile pale pink sepals. The corymbs are somewhat saucer shaped, later flattened; substantial heads. After a few weeks the heads turn greenish, and three weeks later change again to dark red, thus stays attractive for a long time. Very suitable as a pot plant. Dirr reports in his book that this plant is susceptible to mildew. Trademarked under the name HOVARIA. Bred by K. and W. Hofstede, Netherlands, in 1994.