Invincibelle Lace® Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens subsp. radiata
The first ever smooth hydrangea with gorgeous plum-purple lacecap flowers and dark ruby hued stems. Its elegant coloring and graceful habit fit in perfectly with gardens where the style is loose and informal. Everyone wins - you get a reliably blooming plant and pollinators get a great meal!
Top reasons to grow Invincibelle Lace® hydrangea:
- Plum purple florets are both pretty AND beneficial to pollinators.
- Strong ruby red stems are a feature of their own.
- Looks incredible in informal style gardens, providing year-round interest.Long BloomingDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8aWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Loose, carefree habit lends itself beautifully to mass plantings and use in pollinator-friendly gardens.Maintenance Notes:
We recommend a minimum of six hours of sun for smooth hydrangeas for the strongest stems and the most abundant flowers. In hot climates, afternoon shade is beneficial, but some sun is still recommended for the best results.
Prune in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Remove any dead wood and cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height. This helps to preserve the strong woody base while also encouraging new growth for the best blooming.
A 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch helps shallow-rooted hydrangeas to conserve moisture and keep roots growing vigorously, which ensures the best performance. Fertilize in early spring, after the ground has thawed but before new growth begins, to ensure the best results.Invincibelle Lace® Hydrangea arborescens subsp. radiata 'SMNHRLL' USPP 33,290, Can PBRAF