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Hydrangea arborescens subsp. radiata – Invincibelle Lace™ – Smooth hydrangea

Garden Height
48 - 60
Spacing
48 - 60
Spread
48 - 60
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

The first ever smooth hydrangea with gorgeous plum-purple lacecap flowers and dark ruby hued stems. Its elegant coloring and graceful habit fit in perfectly with gardens where the style is loose and informal. Everyone wins - you get a reliably blooming plant and pollinators get a great meal!

Top reasons to grow Invincibelle Lace™ hydrangea:

- Plum purple florets are both pretty AND beneficial to pollinators.

- Strong ruby red stems are a feature of their own.

- Looks incredible in informal style gardens, providing year-round interest.

Features

The first ever smooth hydrangea with gorgeous plum-purple lacecap flowers and dark ruby hued stems. Its elegant coloring and graceful habit fit in perfectly with gardens where the style is loose and informal. Everyone wins - you get a reliably blooming plant and pollinators get a great meal!

Top reasons to grow Invincibelle Lace™ hydrangea:

- Plum purple florets are both pretty AND beneficial to pollinators.

- Strong ruby red stems are a feature of their own.

- Looks incredible in informal style gardens, providing year-round interest.

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Long Blooming

Native to North America

Maintenance Notes

We recommend a minimum of six hours of sun for smooth hydrangeas for the strongest stems and the most abundant flowers. In hot climates, afternoon shade is beneficial, but some sun is still recommended for the best results.

Prune in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Remove any dead wood and cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height. This helps to preserve the strong woody base while also encouraging new growth for the best blooming. 

A 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch helps shallow-rooted hydrangeas to conserve moisture and keep roots growing vigorously, which ensures the best performance. Fertilize in early spring, after the ground has thawed but before new growth begins, to ensure the best results. 

Uses Notes

Loose, carefree habit lends itself beautifully to mass plantings and use in pollinator-friendly gardens. 

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Soil Fertility Average Soil