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Cityline® Mars Bigleaf hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 12" - 3'
Spread: 12" - 3'
Height: 30cm - 91cm
Spread: 30cm - 91cm
  • Details

    12 - 36 Inches
    24 - 48 Inches
    12 - 36 Inches
    30cm - 91cm
    61cm - 1.2m
    30cm - 91cm


    This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Wee Bit Giddy® and Wee Bit Grumpy®

    A small plant with showy magenta and white summer flowers. Long lasting flowers. Mildew resistant. Soil pH affects bloom color.

    Salt Tolerant
    Small or Miniature


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 36 Inches 30cm - 91cm
    24 - 48 Inches 61cm - 1.2m
    12 - 36 Inches 30cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink. Blue in more acidic soils with aluminum availability.
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green, glossy.
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses 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
  • 5 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have four of these beautiful hydrangeas in my backyard. They need part sun and plenty of water to look their best in zone 8. The size projections on the plant profile are too small. My four are all between three and four feet tall and wide. They have been planted in their current location for about three years after two years in a subprime location in my front yard.

      , Washington
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Gorgoues blumes. Planted 3 plants on the east side of my house. Planted in new well drained soil. Now in the spring they are starting to get leaves. I am really excited to see their blooms this year.

      nichole boese
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Planted one three years ago and I have never gotten any flowers! I have 5 other varieties that have all done well in my yard but this was a dud.

      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Erin
      , 12 years ago
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