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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta' | Hydrangea Blue Wave - 3lt

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta' | Hydrangea Blue Wave - 3lt

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The Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta,' also known as the Lacecap Hydrangea, is a charming and versatile deciduous shrub widely cherished for its ornamental value. This particular cultivar, renowned for its striking floral display, makes a stunning addition to any garden setting.

'Mariesii Perfecta' is noted for its large, flat-topped flower heads, which bloom from mid-summer to early autumn. The flower heads consist of an outer ring of showy, sterile florets encircling a central cluster of smaller, fertile flowers. These florets open in shades of blue or pink, depending on the soil pH. In acidic soils, the blooms tend to be a vivid blue, while alkaline soils yield pinker hues. The contrast between the outer and inner flowers creates a delicate and captivating lace-like effect, hence the name Lacecap.

The foliage of 'Mariesii Perfecta' is equally attractive. The broad, ovate leaves are dark green, providing a lush backdrop to the vibrant blooms. In autumn, the foliage may take on warm shades of red and purple, adding a touch of seasonal interest to the garden.

This hydrangea thrives best in partial shade, though it can tolerate full sun provided it receives adequate moisture. It prefers well-drained, fertile soil and benefits from regular watering, particularly during dry spells. Pruning should be done after flowering, primarily to remove spent blooms and maintain the plant's shape.

Reaching a height and spread of approximately 1.2 to 1.5 metres, 'Mariesii Perfecta' is well-suited to mixed borders, woodland gardens, and as a specimen plant in containers. Its long-lasting blooms make it an excellent choice for cut flowers, bringing the beauty of the garden indoors.

Overall, the Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta' is a resilient and visually appealing shrub that offers year-round interest with its beautiful blooms and attractive foliage, making it a favourite among gardeners and landscapers alike.

  • Common Name

    Hydrangea macrophylla Blue Wave

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, Netherlands

  • Flower

    Lace-cap flower-heads with blue fertile flowers surrounded by large, blue or pink ray florets

  • Foliage

    bronze young leaves which turn deep red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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