Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink') 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
Pollinators: Bees

"Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink', 2018 photo, Bigleaf Hydran

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 8, 2018 8:41 AM

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Draps Wonder' is marketed in the US as 'Forever Pink'. The name implies that it is somewhat colorfast (and pink). Of course, if you add aluminum sulfate to the soil, you will have to change the name to 'forever blue'. It has broad rounded, sharply toothed dark green leaves with pale green undersides. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Michael Dirr reported that it was sensitive to cold weather (it was part of his cold weather trials at the University of Georgia). The Belgian nursery Draps Dom introduced 'Draps Wonder' in 1951.

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