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Plant of the Month: White Hydrangea

By Evita de Vos | 2nd August 2022 | 3 min read

When thinking of hydrangea, images of soft blues and lovely pinks will enter the mind. We wanted to highlight white hydrangea, as they have so much going for them. They are extremely versatility, easily blending into already established landscapes, planting white hydrangea is an excellent way to add dimension and interest to flower beds and borders. White is an important color in the garden. It can be used to light up a shady area, act as a neutral foil against other colors, and bring a sense of serenity to the space.

Here are two of our favourite white hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ – we love this cultivar due to its big display of flowers. Huge heads of florets, resembling big white snowballs, grace any herbaceous border. As autumn progresses, the flowers fade to pale lime-green, while the fresh green leaves turn shades of yellow. Perfect for a mixed border, paired with other hydrangeas, it has an upright habit and tolerates shade. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Hydrangea paniculata – White panicle hydrangeas are known for their unique conical flower shape, these adaptive plants can thrive under a wide range of growing conditions. When it comes to growing white hydrangeas, paniculata cultivars often prove to tolerate more sun as well as a wide range of soil conditions. Varieties of paniculata we stock included ‘Limelight’, ‘Everest’, ‘Phantom’, ‘Big Ben’ and ‘Grandiflora’
We love these hydrangea for their large cone and late season interest – the beautiful cones turn a lovely dusky pink in autumn.

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