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Cityline® Paris Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 3'
12" - 2'
12" - 3'
  • Details


    The reddest hydrangea out there!

    Ooh la la! The tight, compact habit of Cityline Paris hydrangea makes it a well-behaved garden or landscape plant, while its vivid deep red flowers make a bold and stylish statement. One of the smallest hydrangeas on the market, it does not need pruning (in fact, don't prune it at all!) and its deep green mildew-resistant foliage looks handsome all season. Cityline Paris keeps its red color in most any soil, developing only purplish centers in acidic soils.

    Top reasons to grow Cityline Paris hydrangea:

    - the reddest flower color of any big-leaf hydrangea

    - the smallest and most compact of any hydrangea

    - very disease resistant and low maintenance. 

    Salt Tolerant
    Small or Miniature


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    12 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    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
    Dried Flower
    Uses Notes: 

    Great landscape plant adds a dash of bright color. Good in groupings or masses, in a perennial or shrub borders, as a specimen, screen or hedge. Use in mixed containers, containers, and as a cut flower.

    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. Apply aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flowers.

    Cityline® Paris Hydrangea macrophylla 'Paris Rapa' USPP 10,906
  • 48 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have grow this gorgeous plant at two different residences and they have performed beautifully at both locations in NC. They get a little morning sun, then shade then a couple of hours of afternoon sun. Apparently they love it.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 10 weeks ago
    • I have grown two of these in pots for three years now. They are stunning beautiful. Every year, full of blooms. The flowers stay on the branch till frost, look great all the time. In my area, I think this plant is full shade. At first I put them in my patio which has about 4 hours direct sun, they got sun burn immediately. Then I moved them to my front porch on the stairs, and they still got some sun burn for 1 hour sun, Since I moved them into a spot without direct sun, they have been thriving. The whole plants are covered with flowers now. When all the flowers are in bloom, you can barely see the green leaves.

      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 11 weeks ago
    • Just reading reviews & must agree, does not bloom much!!! This will be year 5 so I'm hoping perhaps better this year????? I love its color & would be so very happy should it bloom more profusely. 1st year, was my fault as I did prune. LATER, I read more about it & have not pruned since. All in all, only time I've been somewhat disappointed with a Proven Winners plant. I don't give up easily & will see what this year brings. Definitely will update IF better. I've always said I could work for PW as often as I recommend their plants to others!!!! It IS my plant of choice.

      Ella Marshall
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
    • Love this hydrangea. I have it planted in a pot and it flowers all summer and into autumn. One of my favourite's and I have many.

      Wendy Willson
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 41 weeks ago
    • I’m in zone 10b and have own this plant for 3 years. Year 1, it had many blooms and full of leaves. Year 2, it had 2-3 blooms all season, but few leaves and looked sickly compared to the previous year. Year 3, I moved it to another location where it received more shade and dappled sunlight. It is thriving with lots of blooms and lush leaves.

      , California
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • We are in zone 5b and this plant never bloomed in 3 years even with winter protection. Last fall I dug it up, put it in a pot and wintered it in the garage. It must have been too warm, in garage as started leafing out end of Feb. Moved to sheltered balcony & then replanted in garden after frost free date. It was already flowering at this point. Will replant in pot again in fall, but will overwinter in a sheltered east facing spot outdoors. . I guess all the extra work is worth being able to enjoy the blooms in the summer. Not a practical plant for zone 5.

      L. Smith
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • Best performer of all the hydrangeas that I’ve tried in my 6A zone. It gets a strong block of sun in the early afternoon.

      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This should not be advertised as a Zone 5 plant. Every year it suffers from winter kill, and therefore doesn’t bloom. It doesn’t even bloom after heavy mulching, burlap wrapping, and a mild winter. These are expensive plants, and it’s really going to hurt when I rip them out this spring.

      Laura Doxsee
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Purchased two plants in the spring of 2019, one was very slow to take root and show any signs of new growth. The second appeared to take right off, however, only produces one lackluster bloom. Hoping to see more from them both this year.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Bloomed the first year and not since. Have not pruned it. Very well taken care of. We are rated zone 5a. Ontario Canada. I keep it because the lime green leaves are big and beautiful even without blooms

      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
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