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Paraplu™ Hydrangea Shrub
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Paraplu™ Hydrangea Shrub

4-inch Pot
Item # 33729
$18.95
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Like Thousands of Bright Umbrellas!

Double blooms of pink to deep purple!
Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'SMHMP1'

The name means "umbrella" in French, and that's just what these abundant double flowers resemble -- thousands of bright parasols dangling in the sunny to partly shaded garden or your best patio container! Compact, heavy-blooming, and utterly distinctive, Paraplu™ is a joy to behold, and so easy to grow!

Just 2½ to 3 feet high and wide, this heat-tolerant little shrub begins flowering in earliest summer and continues all season long. Cut the long, pendulous flowerheads for indoor arrangements if you like -- they make fine fresh or dried bouquets, lasting a long time. And don't worry; there are plenty more flowers left on the shrub to enjoy all season!

Paraplu™ is sensitive to soil type, as many Hydrangeas are. You will find the flowers to be bright candy-pink in alkaline (lime) soils, and more purple and dark in acidic ones. It doesn't reach the true blue of some Hydrangeas, but the pink tones are exceptionally rich and bright.

These florets dangle downward, creating lovely canopies all over this super-floriferous shrub. They stand up to punishing heat and humidity, lasting a long time, and really "pop" even from a distance. Paraplu™ is destined to be one of your "wow" plants!

Give this Hydrangea full sun in cool northern climates, partial shade farther south and west, and make sure the soil stays continuously moist for best growth and blooming. Other than that, this deciduous beauty needs no attention to bloom heavily for decades! Zones 5-9.

Genus Hydrangea
Species macrophylla
Variety 'SMHMP1'
PPAF PPAF
Item Form 4-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Cut Flowers, Specimen, Border
Restrictions Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Very good reputation
from wrote (February 11, 2013):
This company has a very good reputation for offering high-quality plants. I hav eordered from them in the past and have been very satisfied with the plants I received.
Good quality plants
from wrote (February 11, 2013):
I have always found their plants to be of good quality, although as an experienced gardener, I find their catalog descriptions to be overly positive/optomistic!