Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise') in the Hydrangeas Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Teller Blue
Teller's Blue
Blue Titmouse
Blue Sky

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Pink in less acidic soil
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Division
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2009 Great Plant Picks award winner
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2013-0709
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2007-0714
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-06-07Different bloom showing different coloration
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Photo Courtesy of Hydrangea Farm Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-06-07
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-06-07
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Date: 2010-06-27Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
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Location: Work areaDate: 2009-0901Shows roots forming all along the stem, not just at the bottom, f
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2006 and 2008 Collage showing the tiny plant first purchased 7/06/2006 and how
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Location: Belmont garden - very shady spotDate: 2012-0819Photo taken at 5 PM, the only time this portion of this plant get
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2010-0708
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2010-0708
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Location: montana grandiflora gardenDate: 2012-0626
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Comments:
Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jul 31, 2012 2:41 AM

Will need good winter protection in zone 5 for a few years. Can tolerate sun in cooler regions. Long lasting blooms.

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan) on Mar 8, 2018 9:57 AM

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' is commonly sold under many different names: Tellers Blue, Blue Tit, Blue Titmouse, & Blue Sky. 'Blaumeise' is part of the Teller Series (Switzerland breeding program that started in 1952) of 26 hybrid lacecap (teller means plate in German) hydrangeas that were named after European birds. Note that Blaumeise translates to blue titmouse. Probably the most hardy of the Tellers, but it needs protection from late frosts. It's a tall (4-6') plant with strong stems. And, it's blue or pink depending on the soil pH and aluminum content.

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