Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Soil will affect bloom color. In acidic soils with good aluminum availability the flowers will be blue. They will turn lavender-pink in more acidic soils. Pruning is generally not needed, but the plant may be shaped immediately after the first bloom of the season. Very hardy reblooming hydrangea!
This is a real beauty, with flowers so delicate and refined that it seems strange to call them tough - but they are. Extremely bud-hardy, each year it produces abundant lacecap flowers comprised of doubled sepals. It is a rebloomer. While this plant leans to blue, the flower color may range from blue to pink to white, all soft, delicate shades perfect for refined gardens. The flowers age to an attractive pink, and tip down in a distinctive arching fashion. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.