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Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORTHAMP'

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Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORTHAMP') at Cashman Nursery

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea flowers

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea flowers

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Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'HORTHAMP') at Cashman Nursery

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea flowers

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  French Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea

Group/Class:  Seaside Serenade Series

Brand:  Monrovia

Description:

A hardy compact form that is perfect for smaller spaces; features huge, long lasting, intense pink blooms on strong stems; dark green, leathery foliage is maroon in spring, turning red in fall; ideal for foundations, borders and containers

Ornamental Features

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea features bold balls of pink flowers with white eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features