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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Inspire'
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Inspire'


'Inspire' is an exceptional Hydrangea, its petals forming full mophead blooms that are made up of flowers that look like stars. The first petals are chartreuse, deepening to pink and then to purple over time. New petals arise as the flower matures as well, increasing the size and density of these big mophead blooms. 'Inspiree' is just 3 to 4 feet high and wide, with a dense habit and plenty of blooms arising on old and new wood. This is a great shrub for northern climates, where late spring frosts may kill the first set of buds but not prevent subsequent flowering in summer and fall. But it's also quite heat- and humidity-tolerant, making it a good choice for the south, midwest, and far west as well.

Site 'Inspire' in partial shade everywhere but the northernmost edge of its hardiness range. Like all Hydrangeas, it appreciates regular moisture, but beyond this has few requirements for success. Prepare for many seasons of ever-changing beauty from this remarkable shrub! 

Hydrangea Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in part shade in moist, but well-drained soil.


36-48 in


Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Hydrangea macrophylla 'Inspire'

Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Attracts Wildlife
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Border or Bed
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Great Companion Plants for Hydrangea macrophylla 'Inspire'
Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo')
Blue Cardinal Flower Blue Cardinal Flower (Lobelia siphilitica )
Grass, Maiden Grass, Maiden (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus')
(Magnolia 'Betty')
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