Mophead Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley') in the Hydrangeas Database

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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
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Pollinators: Bees

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 5, 2018 11:58 AM

This mophead type hydrangea was found in the backyard of University of Georgia Football Coach Vincent J. Dooley by Dr. Michael Dirr after a cold winter that left most hydrangeas bloom-less. Reportedly cold hardy to -11 F. Dirr named and introduced this plant in 1996. Unfortunately, it is quite susceptible to mildew. And, unlike some of the newer hydrangea introductions, it only blooms on old wood.

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Almost Eden has a good selection of Hydrangeas by frankrichards16 May 2, 2018 4:17 AM 3
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