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Mariesii Variegated Lacecap Hydrangea
Mariesii Variegated is a bigleaf lacecap Hydrangea that will truly stop you in your tracks because it has so much to look at! More details below

Mariesii Variegated Lacecap Hydrangea

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Mariesii Variegated Lacecap Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-9b  Find Your Zone >

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Hydrangea is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know that it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and place back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Mariesii Variegated is a bigleaf lacecap Hydrangea that will truly stop you in your tracks because it has so much to look at! For starters, its boldly variegated foliage looks as though someone took a paintbrush and painted a wide white border around the edges of its rich green leaves. Mariesii Variegated has a different style of bloom than the traditional mophead Hydrangea macrophylla. The 4" wide lacecap flowers are comprised of  sterile, center bead-like florets that do not open, but still show color. In acid soil the centers will be a deep gentian blue or pink in alkaline soil. Surrounding the center is a outer layer of white or very faint-blue florets that are fertile and do in fact open. The result is an absolutely beautiful flower great for fresh or dried floral arrangements.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing naturally 4 to 5 feet tall and wide in a rounded mound, Mariesii Variegated Hydrangea is a great cultivar for garden beds or container culture. It provides great texture and color as an accent in home foundation plantings and in flowering shrub borders and perennial gardens. It is especially stunning in small to large groupings or as a dramatic, colorful hedge.

Spacing:  3-4' for solid hedges;  8' or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Mariesii Variegated Hydrangea is easy to grow in average, moist, well-drained soil. Soil pH will effect flower color. An acid soil will create blue blooms and an alkaline soil creates pink flowers. The plants appreciate some afternoon shade or filtered sun in warmer. We recommend at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day, preferable in the morning, or all day filtered sun for best flowering. They do not require pruning however can be pruned. They produce blooms only on old wood (growth from the previous year). This means that even though it is tempting to cut them back in the winter, when they are only bare sticks jutting out of the ground, don't do it. The flower buds are already formed and hidden in those bare sticks, so don't cut them off if you want flowers! USDA Zones: 5b-9b  Find Your Zone >  


Note:  Mariesii Variegated is a Hydrangea macrophylla species that produces its flowers from buds that formed on "old wood" (during the previous year). This means that even though it is tempting to cut them back in the winter, when they are only bare sticks jutting out of the ground, don't do it. The flower buds are already formed and hidden in those bare sticks, so don't cut them off if you want flowers.

Get tips for proper pruning time and technique in our article titled How To Prune Various Types Of Hydrangea 



Helpful Articles

Click on the link(s) below to get advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Hydrangea shrubs...






Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-9b  Find Your Zone > 
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity: 4-5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Rounded, Irregular, Mounding
Flower Color:  Gentian Blue centers surrounded by White petals (Pink centers in more alkaline soil)
Flower Size:  3-4 inches
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Lacecap
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Deep Green edged in White
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Part Shade, afternoon shade or all day filtered sun
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Medium Moist
Soil pH:  6.0 - 8.0 (Moderately Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Humidity, Insect



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