Hydrangea Macrophylla - Knowledgebase Question

Seattle, WA
Question by mcjherold
July 20, 2005
I have two minature hydrangeas. 1 Pink Elf French and 1 unknown which is a purple/blue. I am looking for other colors for my container patio. Any suggestions. The pink elf is from Monrovia and the unknown is from Hines Nurseries. Thanks

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2005


Here are a few suggestions to add to your collection:
?Samantha? ( H. arborescens radiata) A very cool new sterile selection with big, silver white, snow ball flowers that look more like a H. macrophylla bloom than an arborescens radiata bloom. A very impressive plant that is certain to be a bit hit. Attractive foliage has silver white color on the underside of the leaves. Adaptable to light shade. Zone 4, 3-4 feet

H. involucrata; A wonderful species with unique and ornamental globular, peony-like flower buds which open into lilac to powder blue lacecap flowers in late summer. Compact habit and velvety leaves. Zone 6, 3-4 feet

?Komachi? This is the same plant that has been misnamed ?Pretty Maiden. Stunning, irregular mop-head blooms with elongated, pink doubled flowers. Flower color ranges from clear blue to soft pink depending upon pH. The plant is a compact 3-4? in height.

?Snow Flake?
Huge pendulous blooms with doubled flowers. Flowers open white, while the older sepals turn dark purple-pink to create a unique show. A graceful weeping habit and wonderful burgundy-red fall color. Zone 5, 3-4 feet, Full Sun Partial Shade

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