Hydrangeas boast big, bold flower clusters in vibrant hues and make excellent borders. With Purple Passion, you can add rich purple to your choice of colors for hydrangeas! This variety's dense, compact growing habit makes it suitable even for small garden spaces.
Light: Full sun to full shade
Bloom Time: Summer
Zones: 5 to 9
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Purple Passion Hydrangea Product Details
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Royal Purple'
Deciduous woody shrub
Shade/Partial Shade/Full Sun
3' - 5', round and bushy, dense and compact
6' - 8' +
8' - 10'
(5 with protection) 6 - 9 (-10 degrees F)
Large, broad-ovate, mid green leaves grow 4" - 8" and 2/3's as wide
Small individual, 4 petaled flowers form large snowball-like inflorescence
Set at the same level it is at in the container. Firm well and water thoroughly
Well drained, humus enriched
Moderate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
This variety has an excellent dense, compact growth habit which not only makes it suitable for small garden spaces, but gives it a full, dense look. The richly colored flowers are produced in great abundance for several weeks. They remain on the plant in an attractive dried state that provides fall and winter interest, or they can be cut for dried flower arrangements. In northern zones, the top growth may die down during the winter but it will quickly send up new growth the following spring. This is a wonderful shrub to use in naturalized setting, mixed borders or as an informal hedge.
For aesthetics only and to remove any winter damage
Sets buds shortly after flowering for the following years display so should be pruned immediately after flowering in southern zones
Purple Passion Hydrangea Customer Reviews
Wonderful!Review by Marie GA Posted on 2013-04-24 12:13:06
This is another one of those plants that came as a tiny "stick" with a few leaf buds but really took off! Planted my Purple Passion in a pot about 2 months ago to let it get a bit bigger before going in the ground and I am truly impressed! In those 2 months, it has gone from a "stick" to half the size of my 1yr old hydrangeas from a large home improvement chain. It has lovely, full foliage all over it and I can't wait to see its blooms!