Double Down Bigleaf Hydrangea 3 Gallon Pot BLOOMS PURPLE OR PINK
Double Down is a cultivar of the French hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla. It is a deciduous shrub that typically grows to a height of 4-5 feet and a spread of 3-4 feet. Double Down is prized for its large, showy, double-petaled blooms that range in color from pink to purple, depending on soil pH.
To care for Double Down, plant it in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Provide it with regular water, particularly during hot and dry spells.
Fertilize it in the spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Prune it lightly in the fall to remove dead wood and shape the plant.
Double Down is hardy in USDA zones 5-9, which covers much of the United States. It prefers partial shade to full sun, and can tolerate some morning sun, but should be protected from hot afternoon sun. In colder zones, it may benefit from winter protection, such as mulching around the base of the plant.