Midnight Duchess®

Royal Majestics® Hydrangea

Distinctive purple-black stems and dark green foliage

Regal lacecap forms with green sepals that bloom mauve-pink before maturing lime-green. Glossy, dark green foliage and distinctive purple-black stems provide striking contrast. Blooms spring to summer. Can be grown in Zone 5 with good winter protection. See 'General Maintenance" below for instructions on winter care protection in Zone 5, or 'Care and Planting'  below for Container Planting instructions for Colder Zones.


Hydrangea macrophylla 'HYMMAD II' PP#18,282


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Midnight Duchess® Hydrangea

Great for container planting

Glossy, dark green foliage and distinctive purple-black stems

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Midnight Duchess®

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Deciduous Shrub
Full Shade to Part Shade
Average Height
3' to 5'
Average Width
3' to 5'
Average Spacing
3' to 5'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6-9 (-10°F to 30°F) (-23°C to -1°C)
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
Midnight Duchess®

Features & Uses


  • Disease resistant
  • Good for cut flowers
  • Mildew resistant




  • Accent
  • Border
  • Container
  • Mass Planting
  • Specimen
  • Woodland, Shade Garden
Midnight Duchess®

General Maintenance


  • Dead head, remove old flowers
  • Prune to maintain size and shape


  • Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Check with your preferred garden center for your specific area.




  • Combination planting - Combine with evergreens for winter interest. Plant in groups of 3-5 for striking color.
  • Winter Care for Zone 5 - During the cold winter months, add 2-3 inches of mulch around the plant to protect the roots from harsh temperatures. Pine straw, leaves, or pine bark mulch are all good organic materials that may be used in the garden. Since climates can vary, even among specific regions, please contact your preferred local garden center for recommendations.
Midnight Duchess®

Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:


Ajuga, Aucuba, Autumn Ferns, Camellias and Evergreen Azaleas.

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    With blooms from spring to summer, Midnight Duchess® adds breathtaking color to the garden. The striking dark green foliage adds dimension and fills in the landscape. With its sturdy stems, they are perfect for flower arrangements to spruce up the home.

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