Plant ID forum: ID Help, Please....hydrangea

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 23, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Given to me unlabeled...any ideas?
TIA......

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
May 23, 2016 7:16 PM CST
The red stems remind me of my Quickfire hydrangea, but the flower buds don't look quite right.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 23, 2016 8:23 PM CST
The whole plant is a mystery to me....LOL...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 24, 2016 6:53 AM CST
I would say it's a hybrid of Hydrangea serrata, note how the leaf venation is more sparse and different to others. The sepals on yours are serrated, I haven't found one like that yet.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Hydrangea+serrata+-+'Tiara...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Hydrangea+serrata+-+'Tiara...

I found one, a collection by plant hunters who have a nursery in Wales who have met up with Dan Hinckley, another plant hunter, they collect in places around China, Taiwan, Cambodia etc. Dan Hinckley's business was taken over a few years ago if I recall correctly, but I think he was in California.

Hydrangea aff. zhewanensis - MF93117

https://www.mailorder.crug-farm.co.uk/?pid=12180

It's possible it came from Dan Hinckley.

More info about Hydrangeas..

http://www.hydrangeakwekerij.be/hydrangeamacropc.html

A search for Hydrangea zhewanensis brings up Hydrangea chinensis, I think this is close.

http://america.pink/hydrangea-chinensis_2023842.html

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hydrangea+chinensis&biw=14...

Dan Hinckley!

Introduced to N. America by Dan Hinckley in 2008.
Originates from southern Sichuan Province, China.


http://www.heritagehydrangeas.com/project/hydrangea-chinensi...

http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/3097/golden-cra...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 24, 2016 7:01 AM CST
http://danieljhinkley.com/windcliff-plants/

Both Windcliff, our personal garden, and Heronswood, our former personal garden now owned by the Port Gamble S’klallam Indian Tribe, are opened on a regular basis during the growing season.


http://danieljhinkley.com/monrovia/
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 24, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Oh, geez, janet....you're amazing! What a great 'resource' you are and how lucky we are to have you here with us! Thank You.

Yes, it would figure....Hinckley and Heronswood are legendary in the PNW and the loss of Heronswood to Burpee was a blow to the heart for many. Thankfully, that period has passed. The hydrangea came from my friend who closed her nursery and I received many plants from her, this hydrangea being one, unlabeled and she could not begin to remember which one it is. I'm now growing plants previously unknown to me. She carried the harder to find plants, especially since we have few nurseries available right here in our immediate area and the loss of her nursery is a blow to the locals also.

I'm going to go look that up now. It's still potted and may remain so, though in a larger tub. It's been sitting in an area next to my enclosed veggie containers, only recently totally closed off to the deer and I did notice that among the plants the deer could reach, apparently only this one had been munched and will need to be in a protected area.

Thank you again.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 24, 2016 8:41 AM CST
If your friend carried the harder to find plants, and she had a nursery in that area then it seems to fit. It has to be one from Dan Hinkley.

I have known so much from my earlier years of plant hunting (here!), Crug Farm plants didn't sell online for a long time and I think I got their catalogue before I had a computer, when they started to sell online I already had much of what I wanted and a garden full. Their carriage rates are high too but that's understandable given their location, I often feel I should buy some of their plants though as the people who make them available aren't always going to be around in the future.

I tip my hat to you.

Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 24, 2016 8:50 AM CST
So true that we have to support those who make items available to us, whether they be plants or other merchandise. I was selling at a new start-up Farmers' Market and it didn't make it. When people moaned and groaned about its closing, I just asked them..."Did you BUY anything?" We've seen the loss of so many really good, long-standing nurseries in the last 4-5 years...due to the economy and to the drought, maybe also due to an aging population of gardeners.....if you want to keep something around, you do need to support it.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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