Bicolored Hydrangea 'Bavaria' - ShrubHydrangea macrophylla 'Bavaria'
A real eye-catcher in your garden, on the patio or decking!
'Bavaria' (Hydrangea macrophylla) has bicoloured flowers in blue and white. Bicoloured hydrangeas are very modern, popular and just the very thing to bring a hint of summer to your garden, patio or decking. Additionally, this bicolour Hydrangea ‘Bavaria’ is very strong, long-lasting and profuse flowering. What more could you ask for? Height supplied 15-20 cm.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure that the root ball of hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bavaria’ is moist prior to planting. Soak overnight in a bucket full of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Plant the roots at the right depth - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Immediately water your hydrangea after planting. This plant also grows well in a large flower pot or planter. Ensure sufficient drainage holes.
Moist soilHydrangea macrophylla ‘Bavaria’ grows best in fairly moist, humus-rich soil. Improve garden soil with the addition of some compost. Place this plant in a shady or semi-shady area. Full sun is possible, as long as you keep the soil moist. Is your Hydrangea ‘Bavaria’ in a pot? Then do ensure adequate drainage as too much water will kill your plant.
Show moreWater your Hydrangea ‘Bavaria’ on a regular basis during dry periods as they are not tolerant of dry soil. Add plant food to the watering can once a month between March and July for more abundant flowering. In early spring the hydrangea will benefit from a mix of cow manure pellets.
Pruning HydrangeaThe flowers of Hydrangea ‘Bavaria’ bloom on last year's wood. If you prune during the spring, there will be no flowers that year. Pruning is not absolutely necessary unless the plant becomes too large. If you are pruning, remove approximately 1/3 of all its branches. You will have a year with no flowers, but the flowers will return during the second year. Completely remove all dead branches and carefully cut the dead flowers in winter, leaving the buds on the upper part of their branches.
Show moreHydrangea 'Bavaria' has large spherical flowers which are often called 'mop heads'. Their two-tone petals are very special - blue with a stunning white edge. The flowers of Hydrangea 'Bavaria' make great dried flowers. Wait until the flowers fade in autumn, cut the flowers and put in a vase with a small amount of water and allow them to dry out. Absolutely superb for your own dried flower arrangements!The name follows the Greek – Hydrangea, 'hydro' (water) and 'aggos' (pot) which again points to the shape of the fruit (pitcher shaped). Macrophylla means large leafed.