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Bigleaf Hydrangea, Lacecap 'Blaumeise'

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: Blaumeise
Additional cultivar information:(aka Blue Sky, Teller Blue)
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Where to Grow:

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

Gadsden, Alabama

North Fork, California

Gonzales, Louisiana

Medford, Massachusetts

Detroit, Michigan

Southold, New York

Kannapolis, North Carolina

Nacogdoches, Texas

Shoreline, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 23, 2008, winterkill from Walworth, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

A beautiful lacecap hydrangea, which is a very pleasing deep blue in acid soils. I have seen it range anywhere from pink to purple in alkaline soils. The flower heads are large and the sepals, on healthy and well fed plants, are huge. Even the foliage is attractive, as it is thick, nicely textured, and a deep glossy green in color.


On Aug 27, 2008, Hemophobic from Kannapolis, NC wrote:

Grows well for me. Bought as a sale plant at Lowe's and rejuvenated. Excellent plant.


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 strong growing shrub up to 5 feet or more, becoming very large. The flowerheads are composed of a ring of florets, usually mid blue, sepals slightly dentate, eventually showing their undersides. Flowers dry well. Inflorenscences can be up to 9" across. On acid soil with low aluminum can be a brilliant pink as well, but wll turn blue when aluminum is added to soil. Considered one of the best blue lacecaps.

Green leaves are shiny and luxuriant with stout stems. Protect from late winter frosts, winter protection recommended. Possibly the most cold hardy of the Teller series. AKA 'Blue Sky', 'Blue Tit', 'Tell... read more