For those that have worked with me, you know how obsessed I am with white flowers, specifically white hydrangeas. Imaging my surprise and utter delight to have found this relatively new variety this week at one of our local nurseries.
Crisp pure white "Wedding Gown Hydrangea". Could you think of a better name? This double lacecap at a distance appears to be more of a mixed bouquet than one specific flower.
A real stunner, it is not only supported on extra long sturdy stems, it is a repeat bloomer, flowering from late spring, well before most hydrangeas and if dead headed will continue to bloom until late fall. Smaller in nature than the 'Annabelle' it works well in tighter areas as well as mass planted in larger gardens.
Starting out in what I like to call pubescent white (a very pale chartreuse color) it quickly turns to a crisp white with cream accents, as summer progresses. Well branched and full, this super cold hardy variety needs little pampering other than shade in the warmer climates, making it an excellent choice in any garden.
I'll be planting mine this weekend just in time, as the nights here are beginning to turn colder with each day , and winter seems to be right around the next bend.
|Bloom Season||Mid Spring - Mid Fall|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Plant Height||24 in - 3 ft|
|Plant Width||3 ft - 5 ft|
|Item Form||4-inch Pot|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen|