Wee Bit Innocent™ Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

If soft colors are the foundation of your garden palette, you will love Wee Bit Innocent™ hydrangea. Its lush mophead blooms fill with pastel pinks, blues, and purples. It is a soft, pillowy place for your eyes to rest in the summer garden. It even reblooms a bit in the fall! You’ll get to enjoy the intricate doubled florets for months.

Top reasons to grow Wee Bit Innocent hydrangea?

  • Pastel coloring is unusual for a hydrangea 
  • Compact habit
  • Interesting doubled flowers

Characteristics

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

24 Inches

Spacing:

30 Inches

Spread:

30 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Blue, Pink, Purple

Flower Shade:

Pale pink in neutral to alkaline soils

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Thriller

Resists:

Disease, Small or Miniature

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Shade to Shade, Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Continuous Bloom, Rebloomer, Summer

Hardiness Zones:

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Fertile Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

Landscapes, perennial gardens, low hedges - big-leaf hydrangeas are versatile garden plants for anywhere you need some summer color.

Maintenance Notes:

Big-leaf hydrangeas cannot be pruned at any point in the year without negatively impacting the flowering. As such, it's best to avoid pruning this type of hydrangea altogether. If portions of the plant were damaged from winter weather, they can be removed in spring when it is clear where the new growth is emerging.

The key to getting reblooming hydrangeas to produce new-wood flower buds is to keep them growing vigorously all summer. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring, when the ground has thawed, and again in late spring. Never fertilize after late July; that can interfere with the plant going dormant.

The "default" color for big-leaf hydrangeas tends to the pink/red tones, and that is the color they will display in neutral (pH 7.0) or higher soil. The soil must be acidic (at least 6.5 or so) for the blue color to develop, and aluminum, a naturally occurring soil mineral, must be present. If you are not satisfied with the flower color in your yard, get a soil test so that you know exactly what must be changed. We do not recommend applying any kind of treatment "just in case" - that's a waste of time and money, and could potentially lead to pollution or create inhospitable conditions in the soil.

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