Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

Who can forget the ever-changing blooms of hydrangeas reminding you of litmus paper from science class projects at school. blue in acidic, pink in that with more limey the soil is. Coloured snowball from green white to pink to red to purple, change colours as they age Prefer rich, moist soil that drains easily like everything else.
The botanical name ´Hydrangea´ is derived from a Greek description of the shape of the seed heads, which were thought to resemble Greek water vessels. ´Hydor´ translates as ´water´, and ´angeon´ means ´vase´ or ´vessel´ but bears no resembles to a Greek vase ´Hydria´ (Water Vessel), nor do hydrangea require any more water than any other deciduous shrub; it doesn´t take its name from the mythical monster Hydra, which had a Snake-like head which the capsule does resemble.
The mop-head and lace-cap hydrangeas descend from plants native to a small area on the east coast of Japan, where native species with normal lace-cap flowers had been grown in gardens for hundreds of years.
Sir Joseph Banks introduced the first hydrangea from a Chinese garden in 1798. This was initially called H. hortensis and later renamed ´Sir Joseph Banks´. From this we get the old name Hortensia. A similar plant landed in France and has bloomed every year since then.

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Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris 'Silver Lining'

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Variegation form Deciduous, self-clinging climber with white lacecap flowerheads. A favourite for north walls, it also looks good up trees, eg the trunk of a big, old conifer such as a pine. Plant slightly out from the wall or tree and train up initially.Flower Colour: White lacecap, Variegation formFlowering Time: June-August Scented:   No Ultimat..

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Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris AGM

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Deciduous, self-clinging climber with white lacecap flowerheads. A favourite for north walls, it also looks good up trees, eg the trunk of a big, old conifer such as a pine. Plant slightly out from the wall or tree and train up initially.Flower Colour: White lacecap flowers on self-clinging climberFlowering Time: June-August Scented:   No Ultimate ..

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

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Vigorous deciduous shrub producing large domed flowerheads of white flowers in summer. Does especially well if pruned hard, fed and mulched each spring, and grown in semi-shade.Flower Colour: White flowers in large paniclesFlowering Time: Summer Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage : Hardiness : Group : Hydrangea ..

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Hayes Starburst'

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Vigorous deciduous shrub producing large domed flowerheads of exquisite star-like double white flowers in summer. Does especially well if pruned hard, fed and mulched each spring, and grown in semi-shade.Flower Colour: Creamy-white, doubleFlowering Time: July-September Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  1.20 metres / 3 feet 11 inchesParentage : Hardi..

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Hydrangea aspera 'Anthony Bullivant'

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Deciduous, upright shrub with peeling bark, bristly pointed grey-green leaves and lacecap heads of blue to plum, surrounded with white/pink petals. Requires partial shade and moist soil.Flower Colour: Blue to plum lacecap, with white/pink petalsFlowering Time: June-August Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage : Har..

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Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate'

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Deciduous, upright shrub with peeling bark and from late summer to mid autumn heads of small, blue or purple, central flowers and larger purplish-pink outer ones. Stems and young leaves striking red-brown. Requires partial shade and moist soil.Flower Colour: Pink-purple lacecap. Chocolate foliageFlowering Time: July-September Scented:   No Ultimate..

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Hydrangea aspera 'Kawakami Group'

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Violet flower heads with white around the edges. A tasteful plant from TaiwanFlower Colour: Violet flower heads with white around the edges.Flowering Time: July-August Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  0.00 metres / 0 feet 0 inchesParentage : Hardiness : Group : Hydrangea - Composite (Lacecap)..

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Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla'

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Deciduous, upright shrub with peeling bark and from late summer to mid autumn heads of small, blue or purple, central flowers and larger white, sometimes flushed purplish-pink outer ones. Requires partial shade and moist soil.Flower Colour: Lilac-pink or white, pale blue centre,flat lacecapFlowering Time: June-July Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  ..

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Hydrangea aspera 'Peter Chappell'

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pure white loose heads of flowers up to 25cms across. They are borne in summer. The foliage & stems are hairy & the large leaves turn yellow in autumn. Best in light shade & moist soil.Flower Colour: Pure white loose headsFlowering Time: July-September Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage : Hardiness : Group : Hyd..

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Hydrangea aspera subsp. Strigosa

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Deciduous, upright shrub with peeling bark, bristly pointed grey-green leaves and lacecap heads of lilac, surrounded with whitish purple petals. Requires partial shade and moist soil.Flower Colour: Pale purple and lilac, lacecapFlowering Time: July-September Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage : Hardiness : Group..

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Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group AGM

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Deciduous, spreading shrub with densely furry stems and stalks and large lacecap heads of lilac-blue, bluer on acid soils. One of the best summer shrubs. Requires half shade. Tidy, feed and mulch in spring and keep moist.Flower Colour: Lilac-blue, large lacecap, furry stems. ExcellentFlowering Time: June-August Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00..

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Hydrangea heteromalla 'Bretshneideri'

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Strong-growing deciduous shrub with red-tinged hairy leaves and heads of white lacecap flowers, turning pink with age. Does well in sun or shade if kept moist and well-fed; dead-head and prune to fat buds in spring.Flower Colour: White lacecap, ageing pinkFlowering Time: July Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  2.00 metres / 6 feet 6 inchesParentage :..

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave'

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Deciduous, bushy shrub with flat, lacecap heads of rich blue or lilac to pink flowers, bluer on acid soils. Does well in sun or shade if kept moist and well-fed; dead-head and prune to fat buds in spring.Flower Colour: Blue/lilac-pink lacecapFlowering Time: July-September Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  1.20 metres / 3 feet 11 inchesParentage : Ha..

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Doctor Jean Vamier'

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Deciduous shrub with glossy green leaves and flattened lacecap heads of pink flowers with pink or blue centres (blue on acid soils).Does well in sun or shade if kept moist and well-fed; dead-head and prune to fat buds in spring. a sport of Lanarth WhiteFlower Colour: Pink with pink or blue centres, lacecapFlowering Time: July-September Scented:   N..

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye('

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Deciduous shrub with large mophead flower-heads, vivid rose to mid-blue, bluer on acid soils, where it is one of the best blues. Does well in sun or shade if kept moist and well-fed; dead-head and prune to fat buds in springFlower Colour: Bright blue or vivid rose mopheadFlowering Time: July-August Scented:   No Ultimate Height :  1.20 metres / 3 f..

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