Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead 'Cityline Vienna'

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: Cityline Vienna
Additional cultivar information:(PP10930, Cityline Series; aka Vienna Rawi)
Hybridized by Rampp
Registered or introduced: 1997
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

Montville, New Jersey

St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Painesville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 5, 2014, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a fantastic performer in St. John's, Newfoundland. Stays consistently pink despite acidic soil. My plants is three years old...8 trusses on a plant only 2 feet tall...great for limited space.


On Jun 13, 2011, nepeangarden from ottawa,
Canada wrote:

I was originally very pleased with this plant, which I planted in my partly-shaded garden last summer. Although I noticed that it did need extra water when it got too hot, it seemed to be doing well.

However, I was very disappointed when spring came this year, and after waiting several weeks for signs of life, I came to the conclusion that I was not going to have any pink hydrangea blooms in my garden this summer.

The plant is still in my garden in mid-June, but there is no sign of growth. Ottawa, Ontario is supposed to be Zone 5, but I'm noticing that many plants that are supposed to be hardy to Zone 5 do not make it through the winter in my garden, whereas plants hardy to Zone 4 or Zone 3 do quite well.