Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley'

Mop Head Hydrangea

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Hydrangea macrophylla‘Dooley’ – 'Dooley' is a sturdy remontant (blooming on new as well as old wood) type. Strong stems uphold really big pink mop heads, we feel this is a much better selection than the much touted and hyped ‘Endless Summer’... endless marketing. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised.




Height:

4-5 ft

Spread:

4-5 ft

Colors:

Blue, Deep Pink / Rose

Zone:

(5b)6 to 9
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HYDOOL Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $24.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Shrub Border
  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Organic
  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Acid
  • Calcareous
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Hydrangea macrophylla

Common Name: Mop Head Hydrangea

Most of these are Mop Head Hydrangea forms (hortensia) with large domed flowers. They bloom for many weeks end to end beginning in early summer and lasting into autumn. Any lace cap flower forms will be noted. Some of our selections are “old wood” bloomers: those whose stems must survive one winter. Then the flowers sprout from the wood that has survived that one winter. Others are “remontant” types: those that bloom on new season’s growth as well as old wood. All will be marked accordingly. These hydrangeas tend to want to be pink. Acid soils will result in blue flowers. All require fertile, moisture-retentive soil. All of the following cultivars are cutting grown.