Hydrangea - Bigleaf

Hydrangea macrophylla

'Paris Rapa'


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  • Red blooms
  • Very compact
  • Disease resistant

Tired of floppy, weak stemmed hydrangeas? So were we - that's why we introduced the Cityline® series. Developed in Germany where growth regulators are prohibited, this series of strong, compact hydrangeas also boast pure, rich colors. Cityline® Paris hydrangea embodies the best of this series: true red blooms (especially in cooler climates) and a very compact, dwarf habit that makes it suited to any landscape or garden use. Very high quality foliage.

5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Full sun, Part sun
1 - 2'
1 - 2'
Finish Time
.5 season
Bloom Time
Flower Color
Foliage Color
Liner Sizes
4", Quick Turn, Pre-Budded


Moist but well drained soils are best. Bigleaf hydrangeas may wilt in dry soils but also cannot take soggy conditions for any period of time. Tolerant of a range of soil pH levels, however, soil pH will influence flower color.


Avoid pruning bigleaf hydrangeas, except to remove any dead wood. These hydrangeas cannot be cut back or trimmed at any time of the year without impacting the bloom for either the current season or the next.


Bigleaf hydrangeas are classic choices for flower gardens, cottage gardens, and seaside plantings. They also make a showy addition to foundation plantings and can be used for low hedges or edging.

Growing Tips

Bigleaf hydrangeas benefit from a good layer of shredded bark mulch and afternoon shade, particularly in hotter climates. Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs (like a rose fertilizer) if leaves start to yellow.