Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Leuchtfeuer'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Leuchtfeuer
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Fort Myers, Florida

Corvallis, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

Compact plant up to 5' in height. Flowers are medium sized, dark pink to red alkaline; blue to purple acid soil. Sepals green when not yet open. Flowers until October. Suitable for forcing.

Information obtained from two sources may conflict. One states "tolerates bad weather," the other says the plant is cold sensitive. No zone hardiness given.