Hydrangea macrophylla 'Early Sensation'
Darwin Plants, The Netherlands
Blooms are an intense pink or blue depending on soil pH
Hardy in USDA zones 4 through 9
Large rounded mophead flowers
Spring to Fall
Large lustrous, deep green leaves
2-3' tall, 2-3' wide
Compact rounded habit
Ideal for containers, flower bed features, shrub borders, and landscape accents. Blooms in northern areas where many other hydrangeas typically do not perform well.
Does best in well-drained soil with good organic matter; prefers slightly acidic soil; avoid heavy clay with poor drainage
Morning Sun and Afternoon Shade
Controlled release fertilizer (10-10-10) is recommended in spring
Under severe disease conditions, plant can develop powdery mildew; leaf spot can also be a problem late in the season
Generally pest free