Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2.5-3' Width/Spread: 2.5-3'

All the dramatic pinky-purple color your heart could want in a hydrangea, but in a useful little package. Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® smooth hydrangea has transformed the world of smooth hydrangeas! It packs vibrant, unforgettable color into big mophead flowers, all on a petite habit. (A maximum of 3 feet tall and wide!) Now you can grow smooth hydrangeas at the front of the border, just like the stars they are. And since it readily reblooms, you can enjoy this color all summer long and well into fall! No deadheading, no fancy fertilizer regimens, just a reliable little native delivering constant color.

Why grow Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® smooth hydrangea?

  • Dramatic coloring, uncommon for smooth hydrangeas.
  • Versatile compact size.
  • Easy care native that makes gardening a breeze.


Light: It depends on the climate you live in. For gardens at the cooler end of their hardiness range, they will thrive in full sun. For gardens at the warmer end of the range, it benefits from placement in afternoon shade.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. Soil pH does not affect flower color.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. When the buds begin to swell noticeably, cut the whole plant back by one third. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2?. This will help it absorb more water.

Botanical Name

Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA7' PP#30,358; CBR#6645


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Early Summer through Fall


Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Edging, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Native

Blooms On

New wood


Dr. Tom Ranney



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