Mophead Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Pink Elf®) in the Hydrangeas Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Pink Elf®
Cultivar name: 'Pia'
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 Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2016 Great Plant Picks Award Winner


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Photo gallery:
Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2005-0706
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2019-12-07
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Date: 2011-07-07Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
By vic
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Location: Local nursery.Date: 2006-0629
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2005-0706
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2005-0706
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Location: Basement, under lights.Date: 2005-1211Taken the day I received it from a very generous trader.
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