Blue Bunny hydrangeas blooming alongside a green lawn A closeup of Blue Bunny hydrangea flowers showing the blue color The blue fertile flowers of Blue Bunny hydrangea The unique silvery foliage and unusual peony like buds of Blue Bunny hydrangea YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
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Cathrien/Wim Rutten
Leende, Netherlands

BLUE BUNNY™

Hydrangea - Bracted

Hydrangea involucrata

'Wim Rutten'

USPP 21991

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Blue Bunny hydrangeas blooming alongside a green lawn A closeup of Blue Bunny hydrangea flowers showing the blue color The blue fertile flowers of Blue Bunny hydrangea The unique silvery foliage and unusual peony like buds of Blue Bunny hydrangea YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Unique hydrangea
  • Shade tolerant
  • Strong stems
Description

With its big, peony-like buds and misty blue and white blooms, Blue Bunny™ hydrangea always garners compliments in our trial gardens. It forms its flowers buds on new wood and so blooms reliably every year, even in the colder parts of its range. Attractive foliage, strong stems, and vigorous growth. A very nice, unexpected offering to add to your hydrangea program.

USDA Zone 6 - 9 (-10°F/-23°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 4'

Width 2 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late summer

Flower Color Blue

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 4"

Soil Moist, well drained soils are best.

Pruning Little pruning is required. In cold climates, cut back any winter damaged portions after new growth has begun for the season. In warmer climates, thin out older stems every few years to keep growth young and vigorous.

Uses Foundation plantings; woodland gardens; perennial gardens; specimen; edging and low hedges.

Growing Tips Blooms reliably even after harsh winters and in shaded conditions. Later blooming than most hydrangeas; be patient as this unique display is well worth the wait.