Georgia Magazine - August 2017 - 42B
Gardens plant of the month
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any gardeners and homeowners are familiar with the classic
"mophead" hydrangeas that feature globes of blue or pink flowers in
the spring. Come midsummer, those
beauties have finished blooming, but
gardeners still can enjoy hydrangea
flowers with paniculata varieties,
which bloom in mid- to late summer
and into the fall. With a different flower head and interesting color combinations, Hydrangea paniculatas are a
great addition to any landscape.
These hydrangeas bloom
on new growth, so pruning in
late winter or early spring will
encourage fresh growth and
plenty of blooms. Plant them
in a sunny, well-drained spot.
In our region, some afternoon
shade can be beneficial.
Because hydrangeas need
regular watering, be sure to estab- this hydrangea in full sun to partial
lish a schedule when planting. Less- shade.
frequent but deep watering is better
'Vanilla Strawberry': This hythan shallow watering more often.
drangea's huge, cone-shaped pani'Limelight': Big, gorgeous clus- cles of blooms start out creamy white,
ters of light-green blooms make transition to pink as nights get cooler,
'Limelight' a real showstopper in then finish a strawberry red. 'Vanilla
the landscape. The shrub can reach Strawberry' can reach 6 feet to 7 feet
6 feet to 8 feet tall and wide at matu- in height at maturity. Plant it in full
rity. The blooms will last late summer sun to partial shade.
through fall and age to a dusky pink
'Strawberry Sundae': A comand burgundy. Plant 'Limelight' in full pact version of 'Vanilla Strawberry,'
to partial sun.
'Strawberry Sundae' delivers the same
'Little Lime': This compact ver- white-to-pink-to-red color show well
sion of 'Limelight' delivers a pretty into the fall. Ideal for small gardens
show of soft-green blooms that age and containers, it will reach only
to a dusky pink and burgundy in the 4 feet to 5 feet tall and 3 feet to
fall. Reaching only 3 feet to 5 feet tall 4 feet wide. Plant 'Strawberry Sundae'
and wide, 'Little Lime' works well in in full sun to partial shade.
small gardens and containers, or try it
Source: Pike Nurseries,
as a high-impact mass planting. Plant
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