Hydrangea – Little Lamb’

Garden Height
48 - 72
Spacing
72 - 96
Spread
48 - 72
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Pink, White
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Drought Tolerant

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

Prefers good, loamy soil. Most adaptable of all hydrangeas to different soil types. Most urban tolerant and very difficult to kill. Best if pruned back in late winter or early spring. Requires medium moisture. Will tolerate drought conditions. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.

Uses Notes

Good in groupings or masses, in perennial and shrub borders, as a specimen, screen or hedge. Good in mixed containers and as a cut flower.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 2

Fertilization 150 - 300

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moist to Wet

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Fall Finish, 1 ppp

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Little Lamb needs to be pinched or pruned when young to build the body needed to support the flowers. Left to grow out with minimal pruning and you'll have a plant which opens up and lays over when in flower.

Pest and Disease Management
Aphids, Leaf Spot, Spider Mites

Grower Tips
A sweet compact hardy Hydrangea from Belgium. Little Lamb is unique because its flower petals are the smallest and most delicate of any Hydrangea. These little flowers are held in tight, but delicate flower heads that look like dancing lambs floating above this compact shrub. This special shrub blooms in mid-summer and lasts into autumn. Prefers good, loamy soil. Most adaptable of all hydrangeas to different soil types. Most urban tolerant and very difficult to kill. Best if pruned back in late winter or early spring. Requires medium moisture, not as water dependent as Hydrangea macrophylla. Will tolerate drought conditions. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application. NOTE: If you hard prune you will delay flowering by an additional 4 weeks versus pinching. For summer flowering your last pinch should occur in late May or early June in nursery production crops.