Southern Living Plant Collection

Dear Dolores™ Hydrangea

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The Dear Dolores Hydrangea from the Southern Living Plant Collection is a tremendous and versatile plant that will provide beautiful mop-head blooms from spring into fall. As is typical with hydrangeas, these flowers emerge pink when planted in alkaline soils and blue whilst grown in acidic soils. The Dear Dolores is fast-growing and traditionally will reach 5 feet tall as well as wide. These long-lived Hydrangeas will return to impress for 20 years or so, exhibiting multitudes of eye-popping blooms every year that will delight and amaze. The Dear Dolores makes a phenomenally stunning addition to any landscape, whether as a shady border planting, an accent, or in a mass planting. 

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Part Sun to Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring


Plant Name
Dear Dolores Hydrangea
Scientific Name
Hydrangea macrophylla HM2 Dear Dolores
Brand Name
Southern Living Plant Collection
Part shade to shade
Large blue or pink flower heads in summer
Avg. Dimensions
3-6 feet H x 3-6 feet W
USDA Zones
USDA Zones 5-9
Well drained
container, specimen, cut flowers, dried flowers
We guarantee the delivery of only live, healthy plants to your doorstep. If, for some reason, you believe the plant you receive is not a live and healthy specimen, please take a photo immediately, and email to Plants found to not be healthy or alive, or plants found to be damaged in shipping -- if reported within seven days of shipping -- will be replaced. We will do our best to not ship plants during extreme weather months such as winter, however understanding your own weather conditions is your responsibility. If your area is extremely cold or hot during a particular month, and you choose to order, you are assuming the risk of the safe arrival of live plants to you. Please be sure to instruct your mailman on proper placement of such packages to avoid prolonged temperature exposure. Customer takes full and sole responsibility for providing care to the plants once in your possession. Customer agrees to open the box and take care of the plants received immediately. Failure of live plants to thrive is the sole responsibility of the customer. No refunds nor replacement plants are provided. However, please do feel free to contact us for planting and care assistance if you need additional guidance. Thanks, and happy gardening!
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2 Reviews

16th May 2016

Dear Dolores Hydrangea

I ordered this for my mom (who's name is Dolores!) for Mother's Day. She cried when she opened the box..gorgeous blue blooms were already on the plant and it was packed so perfectly, not a stem was bent and every petal was intact. I would order again in a heart beat! Thank you for making a most discerning customer extremely happy!

8th May 2014

dear delores hydrangea

I had never bought from plants by mail before but when I received the hydrangea it is in remarkable condition! It has 12 blooms on it and not one broken stem. I will certainly order again.

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