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Mars Cityline® Hydrangea
Compact enough for containers!

Mars Cityline® Hydrangea

Item # 36048
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Brilliant Bicolor Blooms Age to Green!

Stands up to mildew!
Giant 6-inch flowerheads of either magenta or blue edged in white create quite a show on this ultra-compact Cityline® Hydrangea. Mars is the latest in the ultra-popular series of shrubs that brings the beauty and majesty of the Hydrangea into containers and small spaces everywhere, and if you've got a bit of bare soil, it's a terrific addition!

The blooms are truly bicolored, with colored interiors of magenta-pink or blue (depending on soil pH) that gradually mature to green. Most Hydrangea blooms begin green, but these come full circle!

The flowers appear in early summer in most climates and continue into fall. They are great for cutting, and make good Everlastings, too. But they look so big and imposing on the plant that you might find yourself unable to pick a bouquet!

Mars reaches just 1 to 3 feet high (smaller in containers, larger in the soil) and 3 to 4 feet wide. It prefers full sun in northern climates, a bit of shade farther south and west. The leaves -- wide, toothy, bright green -- keep it attractive even when the blooms aren't present.

This Cityline® variety is renowned for its stem strength, too. The blooms are held up and out with no flopping on very well-branched shrubs that are mildew-free even in humid and rainy climates. Hydrangea has come a long, long way since the days of Grandma's huge old tumbledown shrub on the side of the house!

To manipulate the color of the blooms, add lime to acidic soils to turn the blue tones magenta, or make the soil more acidic for bluer flowers. Hydrangeas are so much fun! Order yours today. Zones 5-9.

Genus Hydrangea
Species macrophylla
Variety Cityline™ Mars
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 12 in - 3 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
BloomSize 6 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
BloomColor Blue, Green, Magenta, Multi-Color, White
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Powdery Mildew
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
My own fault!
John from VA wrote (May 18, 2013):
This is the third time I have ordered from this company. The first 3 plants were living & doing well,until I killed 2 of them with too much fertilizer. Ooops! No ones fault but my own. This company is the way to go!
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