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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’

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A popular plant, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta' has lush green leaves and rich-blue (or pink depending on your soil), flattened flower heads in late summer. Leaves can turn attractive purple or red, with the last of the flowers (see photo), before falling in autumn.

Lovely and easy to grow in gardens or woodland areas and looks great when planted in groups!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: July - September.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta' grows to be a medium sized, rounded shrub.
Height: 2 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: The flowers will be a lilac-blue colour in acidic soils and turn purple or pink on neutral or slightly alkali soils. This was formerly called Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave'.

Plant Finder: about Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’

Common names

Lace cap hydrangea


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’ (Lace cap hydrangea). A deciduous, bushy shrub producing flat, blue, purple-pink flower in mid summer to late summer. Has glossy, oval, toothed, light green leaves.


They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer sun or semi-shade with fertile, moist but well-drained soil. They will require more shade in dry areas; provide shelter from cold, drying winds. Some hydrangeas become chloritic in shallow chalk soil.

Interest and use

Ornamental Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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