Star Gazer Hydrangea Plant

  • Botanical Name:Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kompeito’ PP20998
  • Height:3-4 feet
  • Spacing:3 – 5 feet
  • Depth:Dig a hole twice the size as the container and set the plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Spread:3 – 5 feet
  • Light Required:Partial Shade
  • Color:Double pink or blue blooms. In alkaline soils, the stars are pink; in acidic, they’re blue.
  • Size:Potted
  • Blooms:Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
  • Zone:5-9
  • Form:Deciduous shrub
  • Flower Form:Gorgeous lacecap clusters of small blooms.
  • Soil Requirements:Rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Growth Rate:Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning:Remove faded flowers to encourage more, repeat blooms. Generally, it requires little pruning. If needed, prune immediately after flowering by cutting back flowering stems to a pair of healthy buds. Remove weak or winter-damaged stems in late winter/early
  • Foliage:Large, dark green leaves are very attractive and provide a lush covering.
  • Comments:Gorgeous, lacecap clusters of small double pink or blue blooms shine against the handsome, lush, dark green foliage. If soil pH is alkaline, the white blooms will have a pink star. If soil pH is acidic, the star at the center of each flower will be blue.
The striking lacecap clusters of petite, double blooms in shades of pink or blue contrast beautifully against the rich, deep green leaves of this stunning shrub. Interestingly, the color of the blooms changes based on soil acidity; pink in alkaline soil and blue in acidic soil. This plant blossoms on old wood during spring and on new wood from summer to fall. It reaches a height of 3-4 feet and prefers to grow in partial shade. Suitable for growing in zones 5-9, it is protected by U.S. Patent No. 20998.