Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Hovaria™ Hobella) in the Hydrangeas Database

Trade name information:
Series: Hovaria™
Trade Name: Hobella
Cultivar name: 'Hobella'
Common names:
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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 Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PBR16,144; PP9,462

Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan) on Mar 13, 2018 5:51 PM

Hydrangea macrophylla Kaleidoscope™ 'Hobella' was developed by J.G. Hofstede and W.J.G Hofstede of the Netherlands (PP09462, 1996). Flowers have three phases of coloration, they change from pastel pink to lime green to dark cherry red. A lacecap type hydrangea that becomes spherical with age. Mildew prone.

The Kaleidoscope™ series consists of crosses of Hovaria & the Japanese Lady Series. It includes Hobella, Homingo, Hopaline, Fireworks White, Hobergine, Hilibel, Fireworks Pink, Mirai/Love You Kiss, and Ripple (Introduced between 1994-2003).

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