10.24.2013

Simply Stunning


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.



 centeron nursery
 daves nursery
 alissadinnecn.com 

vanessen nursey

parks seed





GenusHydrangea
Variety'Dancing Snow'
PPAF21,052
Bloom SeasonMid Spring - Mid Fall
HabitCompact
Zone5 - 9
Plant Height24 in - 3 ft
Plant Width3 ft - 5 ft
Item Form4-inch Pot
Additional CharacteristicsBloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Light RequirementsPart Shade
Moisture RequirementsMoist,  well-drained
ResistanceCold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil ToleranceClay, Normal,  loamy
UsesBorder, Containers, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen
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2 comments:

  1. So beautiful. I'm bound and determined to grow some Hydrangeas. I'll check my nursery for this tyoe.

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  2. I love white flowers too! I wonder if they are deer resistant? Probably not!

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