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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mathilda Gutges’
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Hydrangea

The name Hydrangea, means “water vessel,” given for its cup-shaped seed vessels. A genus of diverse forms, Hydrangeas are commonly found throughout Asia, from the Himalayas to Taiwan and Japan, with the exception of two species, Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea quercifolia, which are native to North America.

Easily grown, this shrub’s lush deciduous leaves are best suited to loose, moist soil in the shade of tall trees or on the north side of the house. If, like us, you’ve tired of the commoner sort, these delicacies will be a welcome surprise.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mathilda Gutges’ full sun  partial shade

Widely acclaimed in many gardening circles as one of the best Hortensias, this compact eye-catching Hydrangea sports a deciduous medium growth habit, lustrous dark green elliptical leaves and big colorful frilly mopheads. The close-knit midsummer flowers are defined by large prominently serrated sepals and opulent prismatic shades that range from yellowish green, deep blue and royal purple to pink, depending on the soil pH. Long lasting, plentiful, ideal for bouquets, fresh or dried, and intensely pigmented, ‘Mathilda Gutges’s blooms promise to please.

Size: 4' 0" high x 3-1/2'–4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mathilda Gutges’ (S-0802)
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