Nikko Blue Hydrangea

'Nikko Blue' Hydrangea

The Best Name in Mopheads!

Enjoy a wealth of very large, attractive, globe-shaped flowerheads all summer with Nikko Blue! For decades this has been the classic name in mophead Hydrangeas, sporting beautiful flowerheads of pink or blue (depending on soil pH) that last and last. Indescribably lush!

Nikko Blue is renowned for its sheer number of blooms as well as for their size and intense color. Despite its name, the flowers can be pink in alkaline (lime) soils, but will be a rich blue in acidic conditions. You simply can't go wrong -- both colors are magnificent!

This shrub likes moist soil (that's why its genus name starts with "Hydra"!) and needs a bit of shade in most climates, but other than that is quite adaptable. Long-lived and almost maintenance free, it is ready to become the mainstay of your foundation planting, a living hedge rippling through your woodland garden, or a border standout! Expect it to reach 4 to 6 feet high and wide within 10 years, becoming larger in some climates but staying close to this size in most conditions. Perfect for the home landscape!

Hydrangeas are among the showiest of summer-blooming woody plants. Shade-tolerant, they grow well under trees or on the shady side of a building. Plant singly as focal points, or mass together for stunning borders. Forms of H. macrophylla are also splendid for coastal plantings. Dry the flowerheads for beautiful arrangements that last for months! Zones 5 (with protection) -9.

Review Summary
(Based on 3 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


very nice plant
hydrangea lover from NJ wrote on April 27, 2014

I received my plant in excellent shape. They were bigger than I expected. Now can't wait to see their beautiful blooms. Plant was packaged very carefully and soil was not dry. Very pleased and will be ordering more plants. Just ordered one for my mom for mothers day and can't wait to hear how she like her plant. I looked at ones in my local nursery and they were still dormant and very brown which is normal. Can't wait to receive my next order. Overall experience I am very happy my plant is very green unlike all the local nurseries and I will be ordering all my hydrangeas from here for now on

Beautiful plants
Anonymous from GA wrote on April 11, 2014

The plants arrived a day before I expected them and they are beautiful. Much nicer than the ones at my local garden center.

huge, beautiful flowers!
Anita from MD wrote on June 18, 2012

Be sure to have a large area for this plant. It gets big and has so many flowers that I have cut flowers for arrangements all summer long. I've been playing with soil pH, so I have blue, lavender and pink all on the same bush - gorgeous!