Bigleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
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Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia')
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Synonyms:  'Pink Elf'
Genus:  Hydrangea
'Pia' is a dwarf Hortensia (or "mophead"), with globe-shaped flower heads made up of deep rose, 4-inch-wide flowers. 
Care:  Grow in moist, but well-drained soil, in sun to partial shade. Provide shelter from drying winds. 'Pia' flowers on the previous season's wood. It can be maintained by cutting back just to the first pair of buds beneath the old flower in spring.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter.
Problems:  Gray mold, slugs, powdery mildew, rust, ringspot virus, leaf spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara,
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Container,
Dried Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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