Mophead Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
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  • Partial shade, morning sun OK
  • Blooms May, June, and often into July
  • Deciduous
  • Blooms on old wood, prune before August
  • Some culivars of H. macrophylla bloom all summer ('Endless Summer', Penny Mac', 'David Ramsey')
  • Acidic soil produces blue blooms, alkaline produces pink blooms