Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting® Amethyst) in the Hydrangeas Database

Trade name information:
Series: Everlasting®
Trade Name: Amethyst
Cultivar name: 'Hokomathyst'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Green
Pink
Other: Shades of green, gradually turning into various shades of pink and purple, depending on soil pH
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Division
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP22,261
Parentage: Sport of: Xian

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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2009-0805
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Photo Courtesy of Hydrangea Farm Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-06-20
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2013-07-09
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Date: 2011-08-04Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
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Location: Kitchen counterDate: 2006-0406Gift from a trader.
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2006-0517
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2011-0715Varying shades make it even more appealing.
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2011-0715
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2011-0706New blooms are noticeably lighter in color.
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2013-07-09
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2011-0706Belmont garden setting.
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Comments:
Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jul 30, 2012 1:26 AM

Not to be confused with the Oakleaf Hydrangea also named Amethyst. Has beautiful serrated sepals. Starts blooming a little later in the summer than most Mopheads.

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