Blue Enchantress Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Monmar’)
Blue Enchantress Hydrangea
Can’t decide on your favorite color? This Hydrangea is for you! A mophead Hydrangea, the Blue Enchantress stands out with classic large, fluffy Hydrangea blooms. The best part? The colors can change from blue to purple-pink, just depending on the soil acidity!
Acidic soil will keep the Blue Enchantress Hydrangeas blooms a true blue hue, while more alkaline soil will transform these show-stopping flowers into an ethereal lavender-pink. Whatever their color, the Blue Enchantress’ vibrant flowers are set off by large, lush green foliage and deep red-black stems.
Want to change your Enchantress’ blooms? Just use our Espoma Soil Acidifier (for blue blooms) or Espoma Garden Lime (for pink blooms).
Gardeners love the Blue Enchantress Hydrangea for border gardens and flower beds, because of its vibrant summertime color. They’re also adaptable to container planting, typically reaching between three and five feet of height. An added bonus? The long-stemmed flowers are perfect for cutting and assembling bouquets!
Because we’ve planted, grown, and meticulously monitored your Blue Enchantress Hydrangea for best results at our nursery, you reap the rewards of our hard work. You’ll get a Hydrangea with a healthier root system, more developed growth, and bigger blooms.
You’re sure to be enchanted by the bright spring and summer hues and easy growth of this Hydrangea.
Choose a location with morning sun and afternoon shade. If you live in zones 6 or lower, the more sun the better. Avoid planting your hydrangeas in a heavily shaded spot.
Apply a good time-release fertilizer in summer (only one time during the year). Discontinue fertilizing if the plant appears wilted or unhealthy.
Choose a location with morning sun and afternoon shade. If you live in zones 6 or lower, the more sun the better. Avoid planting your hydrangeas in a heavily shaded spot, and give your Hydrangeas plenty of room to grow.
Soil content is also important for Hydrangeas – soil should drain well yet also maintain sufficient moisture. For deep blue flowers, keep pH below For purple-pink flowers, neutralize soil to pH 7.0 or higher.
When you’re ready to plant, dig the planting hole 2 feet wider than the root ball and to a depth of the tip of the root ball. Set the Hydrangea in the hole, making sure it is not planted too deeply. Finally, water to settle the roots.
If you’re container-planting your Hydrangea, choose a pot one to two times larger than its shipped container, leaving this fast grower room to expand.
Give your Hydrangea an inch of water each week. This includes any rainfall. If you’re not sure when and how much to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water until it’s moist.
Fertilize your Hydrangeas once in the summer prior to August. Apply a good time-release fertilizer at this time, only one time during the year. Discontinue fertilizing if the plant appears wilted or unhealthy.
Prune in the spring to remove dead tips from winter.
GCP Tip: Add lime to raise soil pH if you want to grow pink flowers. If you want blue flowers, add sulfur to lower the soil’s pH.
|Blue Enchantress Hydrangea
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monmar'