- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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A small plant with showy magenta and white summer flowers. Long lasting flowers. Mildew resistant. Soil pH affects bloom color.Salt TolerantSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 48 InchesSpread:12 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Pink. Blue in more acidic soils with aluminum availability.Foliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark Green, glossy.Habit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Compact variety does very well in both containers and landscapes. May be used in mixed borders and perennial gardens. If grown in a container it should be planted in the ground in fall.Maintenance Notes:
Best in well-drained soil that has been amended with peat moss, leaf mold or compost. Flourishes by the ocean. Pruning is usually not needed, but may be pruned immediately after flowering. Prefers moist soils. May need winter protection in northern areas. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application. Flower color is affected by pH. For blue flowers, the soil must be more acidic and for pink flowers the soil must be more alkaline. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.
Amazing variegated flowers on a no-prune plant!
Distinctive variegated mophead flowers range from deep indigo-blue to magenta-pink. The long-lasting blooms age to an attractive green as they age. Like other Cityline hydrangeas, Mars is a dwarf plant that does not need pruning to stay nice and compact. Use it as a foundation plant, or as a show-stopping specimen in a container garden. The glossy green foliage is very mildew-resistant.Cityline® Mars Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ramars' N/A
Erin8 years ago