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Dear Dolores® Hydrangea

(9 customer reviews)

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About Dear Dolores® Hydrangea

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. Dear Dolores is fast-growing and traditionally will reach 5′ 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.

*The Dear Dolores Hydrangea is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant and will go dormant during the winter months. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline(discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*

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

How to Space Your Dear Dolores Hydrangea 

For a seamless planting, plant your Dear Dolores Hydrangea 2 feet apart. Otherwise, space them 6+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

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Scientific Name
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Wyatt LeFever'
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Average Size
5' H x 5' W
Bloom Season
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9 reviews for Dear Dolores® Hydrangea

  1. Jennifer Huff (verified owner)

    I ordered two. They arrived quickly and packaged very well. Plants were still very moist. However when they were delivered by FedEx they placed the box upside down (printed in bold letters on the box states live plants this side up) most branches were broken on both plants. It’s been a month…. They are still struggling, but I’m not giving up on them.

  2. Mark LaVoie (verified owner)

    Four out of the six were delivered beautifully. Two were crushed. I planted them anyways and they are really struggling. Could I get replacements?

  3. Dorothy Reid (verified owner)

    Received my Dear Delores this weekend. They are so healthy and green. Can’t wait to plant them.

  4. Sarah (verified owner)

    This is my second year ordering Dear Dolores hydrangeas from Plants by Mail– they were so beautiful last year, I just had to put another in my garden and it did not disappoint! I received so many compliments last year on how many blooms they had and how healthy they were. They were packed securely and arrived quickly in amazing condition. This year’s addition will be blooming in no time. Great experience all around!

  5. Alyson Bailey (verified owner)

    I purchased two Dear Dolores hydrangeas in April 2020. My first time purchasing a plant online, and I was amazed at how fantastic they looked. Fast shipping and bright green plants with lots of leaves, and even a few buds. One year later, they are both growing like mad and have doubled in size. Thank you for such great products.

  6. Alyson (verified owner)

    Just fabulous! I ordered two Dear Dolores in April, and they arrived in beautiful condition and with several flowers. They’ve been blooming ever since, and it’s now August. Love them.

  7. darlene.salisbury (verified owner)

    have ordered several times from I’ve been so happy with the plants I have rec’d. The quality of my Dear Dolores Hydrangea is just fantastic. I ordered two of them. They are healthy, packed well, and were moist when I unwrapped them today. I am so looking forward to getting them planted tomorrow. This is April 2020, and I am sure I will be ordering from them again. Wish I could attach a picture to show the quality of these plants. I ordered them on April 12th 2020 and rec’d them on April 20th 2020. Well done Plants By Mail !! Well done!

  8. Sue

    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!

  9. brenda boaen

    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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