Hydrangea Wee Bit Innocent™ Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Florist quality flowers and excellent garden performance

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs variety, Hydrangea Wee Bit Innocent™ is a deciduous shrub that blooms and reblooms on old wood in summer. The luscious mopheads on this compact bigleaf hydrangea (H. macrophylla) definitely have the Wow! factor with their large, rounded clusters of double florets, which display pink or blue shades depending on the pH of the soil. Held aloft fleshy dark green foliage on strong stems, the long-lasting flowers make excellent cuts for fresh and dried arrangements.

After the first frost, the flower clusters turn tan to caramel, and along with the shredding and peeling papery brown bark on mature plants that reveal glimpses of the underlying cinnamon hue of stems and branches, they add a textural element to the winter garden, especially pleasing in a snowy landscape. The hollow stems also provide nesting habitats for bees.

With cain-like growth, this multistemmed, suckering shrub has a mounded habit and a rapid growth rate. The shrub's compact size is perfect for a container, and it makes a great specimen plant, but it's shown to best effect when grouped or massed and is especially nice in mixed beds and borders.

A shade-friendly shrub, easy to grow and maintain, hydrangea grows best in partially sunny locations with rich, moist, well-draining soil. Morning sun and afternoon shade typically works well. It can tolerate more sun if the soil is kept consistently moist. Wee Bit Innocent is bred to be disease resistant.

Hydrangea macrophylla change colors with the pH of the soil, turning pink in alkaline soil and blue in acid soils.

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Genus Hydrangea
Species macrophylla
Variety 'SMNHMC'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Height 24 in
Width 2 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Flower, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Blue, Light Pink
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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