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Sale Queen of Pearls antique to green sepals

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Queen of Pearls' (bigleaf hydrangea)

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Deciduous shrub

Queen of Pearls bigleaf hydrangea is another Georgia hydrangea and greatly cherished in this region. It's so hot here, yet we like fancy things, so Queen of Pearls appeals to us because she's tough and snazzy.

The lustrous dark green leaves are significantly darker and better looking than many other bigleaf hydrangeas and the medium-sized flowers are dense with sterile sepals.

Other things we ladies in the south like are green flowers and white flowers for decorating use. The Queen's flowers start out chartreuse green then open pure white, aging cream with green spots and blotches. This is great - so artsy! Thank you Queen of Pearls.

Our other white mophead is Mme. Emile Mouillere.

  • mophead with white flowers
  • 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
Common Name
Queen of Pearls bigleaf hydrangea, bigleaf hydrangea, mophead hydrangea, hydrangea, hortensia
Other Names
USDA Hardiness Zones
flowering shrub, deciduous
Growth Rate
Flower Color
white, green
Showy Flower?
Flower Season
Leaf Colors
  • Spring: medium green
  • Summer: dark green
Fall Leaf Color Quality
Native to USA?
Native To
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
Queen of Pearls hydrangea needs 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 may be 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
'HYMMAD' PP18,294

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