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Sale New Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mme. Emile Mouillere' (bigleaf hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mme. Emile Mouillere' (bigleaf hydrangea)

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This white mophead reminds me of when an owner looks like their dog; in this case it's how the serrations on the sterile floret sepals match the serrations on the leaves - they are both accentuated on Mme. Emile Mouillere - really ruffly and busy. I like it. It's a little fussy and old-fashioned looking.

There aren't too many white mopheads in circulation, and they all are truly different from each other. Once you learn this one, bingo, every time you see it (which won't be too often) you'll probably exclaim verbatim, "look, that's Madame Emile Mouillere white mophead hydrangea!" Or something very close to that mouthful.

It's free flowering, which is another way of saying Madame sure does flower a lot.

It was pointed out to us that the sterile floret centers ("eyes") turn blue in acid and pink in alkaline soils. In the picture, the flowers are just opening and the centers are green.

Similar to the eyes, flowers age a pale blue tint or a pale pink tint, depending on soil pH. We've included two pictures that show this lovely pink or blue tinting. In our experience, the white phase lasts several weeks, eventually tinting as described.

  • remontat - meaning it will rebloom to flower twice during long growing seasons
  • there aren't too many white mopheads, especially ones that rebloom
  • use as a substitute for any remontant mophead Hydrangea macrophylla
  • single specimen and accent use
  • large container use
  • grouping and massing - large swaths
  • flower and shrub borders
  • tolerant of salt spray so great for maritime climates
  • heat tolerant
  • cut flowers
  • remontant
  • long flowering period
Common Name
Mme. Emil Mouillere bigleaf hydrangea, bigleaf hydrangea, french hydrangea, mophead hydrangea, hydrangea, hortensia
Other Names
'Sedgewick's White'
USDA Hardiness Zones
7a-9b
Size
medium
Class
flowering shrub, deciduous
Shape
round
Height
5-6'
Width
5-6'
Growth Rate
average
Flower Color
white
Showy Flower?
yes
Flower Season
spring
Leaf Colors
  • Spring: medium green
  • Summer: medium green
  • Fall: red, orange
Fall Leaf Color Quality
good
Native to USA?
no
Native To
Japan
Soil Moisture Requirements
moist-but-draining, no standing water
Soil pH Requirements
acid, neutral, alkaline
Light Requirements
sun, part shade, shade
To Make It Thrive
Give Mme. Emile Mouillere rich soil plus consistent moisture in a soil that drains. It may require extra watering, but avoid standing water. Grow it in full shade or afternoon shade in the deep south (zones 8 and 9), not only for the foliage, but so the flowers don't get sun scald. Full sun is okay farther north. For flowering in cold climates, situate it in a warm sheltered location. During the ups and downs of spring temps here in Zone 8a - we cover to protect flower buds.
Plant Patent
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The flower color is not as you described, it's paler.
Yes, I've come to the conclusion that Hydrangeas don't like to have their flower color profiled and clinically categorized like we humans try to do to everyone and everything. Please keep in mind that flower color varies widly and wildly depending on soil pH and the amount of aluminum actually in your soil, the amount of time aluminum has been availalbe to the plant (did you add Al only last month?), the unique propensity of how each cultivar reacts to Al, and if the flower heads get a touch of sunshine as they age.

The flower color is not as you described, it seems darker to me.
Same issues as when it's paler; say after me, "a-lum-i-num-a-vail-a-bil-i-ty plus time plus cultivar plus a touch of sunshine."

This is science for sure, but also a whole lot of art. Enjoy the outcome Mother Nature deals!

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