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Hydrangea Pia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia' syn. 'Pink Elf'

 

Hydrangea 'Pia'

Hydrangea can be either deciduous or evergreen. The widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. There are numerous named varieties divided into two groups; Hortensias, with rounded flower heads, and the Lacecaps, with flat heads of inner fertile florets surrounded by sterile florets. On alkaline soils, almost all the blue varieties turn pink or red-purple, whilst on acid or neutral soils, the pink varieties turn purple or blue. 'Pia' is a dwarf mop-head hydrangea with deep pink flowers

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plant Features
  • Hydrangea Pia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Hydrangea Pia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Hydrangea Pia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Hydrangea Pia likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Hydrangea 'Pia'

Latin name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia' syn. 'Pink Elf'

type

Flowering Shrub

family

Hydrangeaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hydrangea Pia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Hydrangea Pia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Hydrangea Pia likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Hydrangea Pia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hydrangea Pia is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia' syn. 'Pink Elf'

Hydrangea can be either deciduous or evergreen. The widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. There are numerous named varieties divided into two groups; Hortensias, with rounded flower heads, and the Lacecaps, with flat heads of inner fertile florets surrounded by sterile florets. On alkaline soils, almost all the blue varieties turn pink or red-purple, whilst on acid or neutral soils, the pink varieties turn purple or blue. 'Pia' is a dwarf mop-head hydrangea with deep pink flowers


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Late Autumn

Hydrangeas will flower from mid-summer, often through to late autumn. Some varieties bloom earlier, particularly H. petiolaris. The flowers are born on the previous year's growth.

 

Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Early Spring

Plant Hydrangeas in autumn or in early spring in good loamy soil that is moisture retentive and previously enriched with well decayed manure, compost or peat. They are best grown in a sheltered position against a wall or hedge or beneath a canopy of high trees. The tender young shoots are easily damaged by late spring frosts thus they should not be grown in positions where early morning sun after night frost may damage them.

 

Propagation by layering

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Propagation can be done by layering. Choose soft pliable stems that will reach the ground and allow the end of the shoot to be about a 1ft above the ground. On either side of a leaf joint, carefully slice the bark along it before securing it into the ground with wire hooks, or similar, each side of the slice. a hormone rooting powder can be used to help with the rooting. Tie the end of the shoot up carefully so that it grows vertically.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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