Large, Blooming size plants Is a hybrid between Hydrangea serrata and Hydrangea macrophylla, This amazing Hydrangeas bloom color is continuously transforming, providing a non-stop show from spring till fall. 'Preziosa' produces dark purplish stems and rose-pink to lavender blue sterile florets deepening to -- or spotted with -- ruby red or purple in autumn. Truly among the most popular hydrangeas in our garden This fluorescent and prolifically blooming hydrangea is a a 'must see to believe" We have posted as many pictures as we could to demonstrate the facinating varibles in this plant. Preziosa will have a multitude of colors on the flowers and leaves when grown in part sun. This plant will feature blooms in all stages at once with breathtaking effect. The dark maroon stems contrast against the foliage adding to its richness and color for your landscape from early summer till first frost. Make sure that it grows in plenty of moist but not soggy soil.
COLD HARDY: Unlike many hydranges, this beauty can weather the coldest US winters. FINALLY, a Quality Hydrangea for the North!
COLOR: In these species the exact colour often mirrors the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple. The typically acidic soils of the Pacific Northwest will cause the variable flowers to bloom toward bright true blues and deep purples. For rose red or deep pink flowers add lime to raise the pH and sweeten the soil. Mulching these plants with plant matter, adding Manure, or a half cup of sulfur will raise the acidity in the soil.
Hydrangea grows best in partial to bright shade. Although Hydrangeas are not picky about soil, they are not drought tolerant and will grow and flower more prolifically with regular summer watering.