Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sweet Fantasy’

Hydrangea ‘Sweet Fantasy’

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hydrangea 'Sweet Fantasy'
  • Family: Hydrangeaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Blue

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Lacecaps and mopheads are the most commonly grown hydrangeas in our gardens. Mopheads have full, round heads of large petals, and lacecaps have flattish flower heads of large outer petals and tiny flowers in the centre.

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sweet Fantasy’ bears pretty, speckled, mophead blooms from July to Sepember. Like most hydrangeas, plants grown in alkaline soils produce pink flowers, while those grown in acid soils bear blue flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sweet Fantasy’ is perfect for growing in a mixed, herbaceous border, especially when used in conjunction with other hydrangeas. It makes an excellent cut flower.

How to grow Hydrangea 'Sweet Fantasy'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Hydrangea 'Sweet Fantasy' and wildlife

Hydrangea 'Sweet Fantasy' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hydrangea 'Sweet Fantasy' poisonous?

Hydrangea 'Sweet Fantasy' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Hydrangea 'Sweet Fantasy'