Plant ID forum: What is this lovely Hydrangea?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 8, 2011 12:08 PM CST
I saw this hydrangea at a nursery. The tag mentioned Star or Starry but I haven't been able to ID it. OK you plant detectives......what is it?
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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wcgypsy
Nov 8, 2011 12:41 PM CST
I sure don't know, but I think I have to have it.....lol.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 8, 2011 1:56 PM CST
Maybe if we ID it you can find one.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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zuzu
Nov 8, 2011 2:16 PM CST

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Check out Shooting Star. I saw one a few years ago called that and went nuts over it.

Edited to add link:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=ppwl&cp=23&gs_id=...
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Nov 8, 2011 2:38 PM CST
I have Shooting Star, but mine don't look like Paul's pic.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 3:03 PM CST
Hydrangea paniculata 'The Swan' I think!

http://www.heronswood.com/hydrangea_paniculata-hydrangeas/hy...

http://saundersbrothers.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plan...

http://www.djroger.com/swan_hydrangea.htm
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 3:07 PM CST
Now another option is coming up, with star in it!

Hydrangea paniculata Great Star

http://www.google.co.uk/search?pq=hydrangea+macrophylla+&hl=...
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 3:12 PM CST
They look so much alike! I wonder if they are the same plant. It's sold here at the hob nobs nursery..

http://www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk/plants-and-flowers/s...

http://www.ashwoodnurseries.com/index.php?option=com_shop_pr...

http://www.ecbrownsnursery.com/NewShrubs2011.html
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 8, 2011 3:13 PM CST
Good guess...the last picture of the Swan looks like it. The petals were quite long.....in some of the pictures they appear rounder.
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 3:17 PM CST
Yes Paul, but there's also Hydrangea paniculata Great Star and I have a feeling they are the same plant! Sometimes a plant is sold under a different name to avoid paying plant royalties, but that might not be the case here.

http://www.ecbrownsnursery.com/NewShrubs2011.html

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 3:18 PM CST
Another with even longer petals, they seem to vary!

http://www.promessedefleurs.com/arbustes/hortensias-ou-hydra...
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 8, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Bingo! 'Great Star' certainly looks like the correct one. I also remember the tag indicating it was an intro from somewhere in Europe and having Star in the name. Thanks.
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zuzu
Nov 8, 2011 3:40 PM CST

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Janet, you're a veritable treasure!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 3:45 PM CST
Interesting! On the RHS there is Hydrangea macrophylla Great Star = 'Blanc Bleu', which is not a paniculata and looks nothing like it..

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/hortdatabase.as...

But it has the same "princesse Sturdza" origins..

http://www.promessedefleurs.com/arbustes/hortensias-ou-hydra...

http://www.esveld.nl/htmldia/h/hymbbv.php

I didn't get any results for The Swan..

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantfinder2.asp?crit=...

I'm as confused as anyone! The RHS search only lists plants which are sold by nurseries here and are listed on their site, but if Heronswood is selling it as The Swan maybe that's the correct name?

Zuzu, I'm getting as old as treasure. Hilarious!
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 3:56 PM CST
I'm coming across Hydrangea paniculata 'Barbara'(THE SWAN™) ..

http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/hydrangea-paniculata-barbar...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/49391/



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clintbrown
Jul 10, 2014 5:47 PM CST
I have one called 'Great Star' that looks just like it. It came from the garden of a princess in France. Seriously.
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