'Nikko Blue' Hydrangea is a classic shrub that offers flowers of rich blue or deep pink (depending on soil pH) all summer long. For decades it has been the classic name in mophead Hydrangeas, its large, rounded flowerheads gracing countless fine shade gardens.This plant delivers large beautiful blooms from early to midsummer. Of all the mopheads (H. macrophylla cultivars), it has been renowned for its number of blooms, their size, and their rich colors. The flowers will be blue in acidic soils, pink in alkaline (lime) soils. Either way, they will be abundant, long-lasting, and lovely!
'Nikko Blue' reaches 4 to 6 feet high and wide within just a few years. It appreciates partial shade or dappled sun, and is a quick grower in moist, well-drained garden soil. Use it in the woodland garden, the border, foundation, or anywhere else you need stunning summer-long color and almost no maintenance!
Enjoy these blooms in the garden or as cutflowers, fresh or dried. Carried on strong stems, they keep their upright posture and rich color a long time. And even the foliage is handsome on this shrub -- bright green, large, and gently serrated! It falls in late autumn, revealing a densely branched skeleton that adds its own interest to the winter garden.
Rely on 'Nikko Blue' to provide you with years of enjoyment and beauty. Begin growing this classic favorite today! Zones 5 to 9.