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Hydrangea macrophylla Early Blue®

The blue version on Early Rosa®, Early Blue® is a light blue mophead type of Hydrangea from HBA.  This variety has strong stems with great branching, producing many flowers per plant.  Great in small to medium pots.  Average forcing period is 72 days at 65F.  To achieve intense blue color, apply Aluminum Sulfate to maintain pH at 4.3-4.5.  Medium Habit.

 

Cultivar Hydrangea macrophylla Early Blue®
Common Name Hydrangea Early Blue®
Breeder HBA
Type Perennial
Exposure Part Sun
Patent PP# 16,441
Irrigation Requirements Moderate
Soil Conditions Well Drained
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Hydrangea macrophylla Early Blue®

CROP TIMING Average 72 days at 65F
RECOMMENDED CONTAINER SIZE 6
WHEN TO PLANT December - April
PINCHING Do NOT Pinch
PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS Compact, PGR generally not needed
VERNALIZATION Liners are vernalized
SOIL MEDIA PH 4.3-4.5
SOIL MEDIA EC 1-1.4
PESTS Spider Mite
DISEASE Botrytis
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Hydrangea macrophylla Early Blue®

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