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Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue'

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The Classic Mophead!

A lovely cutflower!

The only choice for gardeners who want big blooms by the armful, Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' is a classic shrub for part shade.

Despite its name, Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' does not always bear blue blooms. If your soil pH is alkaline (lime), the flowers will be a rich, lilac-infused pink. In acidic soils, they will be a bold sea blue. Either way, these big mopheads will last and last, arising in early and midsummer and remaining fresh and pretty right into fall!

'Nikko Blue' is a classic name in mophead Hydrangeas. Gardeners have trusted it for many years to be the focal point for the shade border, the foundation, the woodland garden, and more. Reaching up to 6 feet high and wide within just a few years' growth, this easy-care shrub blankets itself in big ball-shaped flowerheads. Wherever you place it, it's magnificent!

And the blooms work well as cutflowers, too. You can cut them fresh for several weeks of enjoyment, or dry them and use them for months as everlastings. The color stays rich and the stems upright over a long time.

Rely on this trusted name for your most choice garden position in part shade to dappled sunlight. Untroubled by pests and diseases, this shrub does need consistent moisture, and goos soil drainage is essential. It is deciduous, with dense upright branching that makes a splendid bare silhouette in winter. Highly recommended! Zones 5 to 9.


Skip Product Specs
Genus2 Hydrangea
Species macrophylla
Variety 'Nikko Blue'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 6 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Idaho, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 09, 2019

A lovely way to be blue

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Nikko blue hydrangeas have always been our favorite. Our arrived in great condition, healthy looking and moist. I planted all six the following evening and treated them with Mycorrhizae fungi. Only two geeks in the ground and they’re showing growth. My parents always enjoyed the roses they purchased from JnP. My wife and I are equally impressed. I highly recommend to anyone looking for Nikko blue hydrangeas, to get them from Jackson and Perkins!

Warren A from SC
October 07, 2019

Nikko blue hydrangeas

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We received our six hydrangeas boxed, moist and protected in excellent condition. My wife commented on how large and healthy there appeared. I planted them two days later, treated them with mycorrhizae fungi, and they have done fabulous! They have already adapted to the Charleston environment and have grown. My parents purchased roses from JnP many years ago and were always happy with their products. We will definitely buy from you again, soon. Thanks for sending us our beautiful plants.

Warren A from SC
June 07, 2012


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Truly blue all season with no help. I'm in zone 5 and they perform well under my Pear tree. They tend to wilt on warm days but watering perks them up in no time.

Love2garden from IL

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