Saturday, August 15, 2009
Merritt's Supreme Bigleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merritt's Supreme'
Synonyms: Mophead Hydrangea, French Hydrangea
This came from the florist last year and after it flowered we planted it in the garden. It didn’t get a lot bigger but it was nice to have three or four flowers this year. The color is refreshing in the sea of blue and white Hydrangeas. This particular garden has about 50 Hydrangeas of about 7 or 8 different kinds so this plant fit right in.
This Hydrangea can be turned blue by adjusting the soil pH. I am glad that it stayed pink in the ground. It forms a compact shrub about 4 feet tall and is hardy to USDA Zone 6.