It also encourages blooming throughout the shrub, rather than just on the tips of branches. They sure are much happier now. Im just now getting into gardening and learning. Plant family: Hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae) 2. What made you choose prune vs clear on your annabelles? Some gardeners enjoy a small repeat bloom in autumn. Ill try to grab a pic, or create a drawing to share. 'Annabelle' is a popular variety because of its large blooms and their deep white snowball-like appearance. Come closer, and their contrasts abound. Just beautiful! These were pruned to about 2' this spring, and are now about 5' (best guess). Here's a picture from another angle that shows the height a little better compared with some Endless Summers. Annabelle Hydrangea is that plant. Here is one of the Annabelle plants after a storm. Are you aware that there is a perennials forum, a Shrubs forum, a New England Gardening forum, and a Landscape Design forum all over on the Garden Web side of things? Just wondering if Annabelle is the safer way to go? Ask on the Hydrangea forum or the shrubs forum for more info. "Annabelle" is the old-fashioned "snowball" hydrangea that is extremely cold-hardy and reliable. The ES have survived, but won't look anything like that picture this year. Obviously I asked her which she thought I should go with. 95. Both fall pruning and no pruning result in more flowers, but they will be smaller. See what is available at local nurseries and be sure to pay attention to size of the variety since they can get huge (20' x 15'), though many stay small. Here are ways to help you identify what type of hydrangea is growing in your yard with tips on simple maintenance and care. Curlgirl's advice about not planting until you have done any painting, repair, or roofing is spot on. Annabelle will bloom continuously throughout the season. They were so picked over and didn't look as healthy as the Annabelles, so I went with the Annabelles. The mopheads, often called 'Bigleaf' or 'Florist Hydrangea', (Hydrangea macrophylla) used to be easy to recognize because they are the ones with flowers that color depending on the soil pH: blue in acid soil, pink in alkaline. The ones on the left are in more sun and you can see a slight difference in bloom. The house is pretty but it looks cartoonish. HOW TO PRUNE HYDRANGEA SNOWBALL IN 3 EASY STEPS – Snowball hydrangeas allude to a typical epithet that depicts the presence of the plants.. Blooms appear in late spring to summer, often continuing into fall. Iris crestata AKA crested iris which is a short-statured spring bloomer with white or blue flowers Veronica 'Georgia Blue', a groundcover that has bright blue flowers and is an easy going plant that rambles around without overwhelming its neighbors Digitalis AKA foxglove is a self-seeding biennial or short-lived perennial with tall spires of pink or white flowers. Does it have a functional purpose or is it there for ornament? Learn tips for creating your most beautiful (and bountiful) garden ever. I have a new dog (a rescue) this year, so looking at those old pictures is making me laugh. If so, I had four on one side and three on the other. Thanks, manur83. Hydrangea aborescens is a large bushy North American shrub bearing a mixture of tiny fertile florets and larger more showy sterile ones, which fact have coloured bracts in place of petals. I also came home with a Vanilla Strawberry and a Limelight for a sunny spot in the backyard! She told me the Annabelles were a sure thing, almost always happy and bloom like mad. However after about three years, the blooming will diminish. It's done wonderfully, even in my back yard in more shade. Can't wait to get them planted! Ruth, what an amazing front yard. For a long time, Hills-of-Snow, or Sevenbark Hydrangea, (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora') was one of the most popular pom-pom type hydrangeas grown. The three probable reasons are: That's because some hydrangeas bloom on what is called "old wood", or branches that are at least a year old. Mums look like crap in winter and people who plant them generally do it in The fall and pull them when they die, but I urge you to take time to embrace the changing textures of a good garden throughout the season. Plant species: Hydrangea arborescens 3. Look for gardens you like that have similar shade conditions and ask the owners or take photos of plants and post on the Name that Plant forum to get them ID'ed. Also that it was not that much sturdier. Have some plants that occur in generous swaths or that repeat several times along the length of the bed as that will make it look more pulled together. ), watch garden and plan your garden for a year at least. Since the blooms on an older hydrangea usually depends on when it was pruned, you will need to know what type of hydrangea it is. (Poll). Maybe I expected too much. I had my Annabelle located close to the house where the overhang protected it from getting rained on and this then reduced occurrences of the flopping problem. I'm with decoenthusiast, and you. I will be planting the Anabelles near the foundation of the house so hopefully the overhang will protect them somewhat from heavy rains and flopping. Mer info. Meaghan - I'm not positive since they're all grown together now, but I think I started with three. That is exactly the look I want in front. Alternatively, you can also stabilise the shoots individually with bamboo sticks so that they do not bend under the heavy blossom splendour. This is a picture of my Incrediballs on the east side of my house. Does it turn the corner and run parallel to the front of the house? Wait until early spring and then start by removing all sucker branches at the base of the plant. However, this has no influence on the flower colour of the snowball hydrangea. Im new to gardening, but have a friend who is a garden nut and loves hydrangeas. Master Gardener Mary Costello shows how to spring prune Annabelle Hydrangea for maximum bloom It can likewise allude to a type of panicle hydrangea or the smooth leaf. When you dig up the plant to return it - check to see if the roots are indeed moist. In a lot of sun, I think there are fewer issues, but in my shade/part shade with fairly heavy soil, Annabelle gets tall and flops no matter how I prune or cage. "Had" is because I lost one in 2018 (dog's tie-out kept pulling it out), so now it's four and two. I absolutely love this!! The Annabelle hydrangea (sometimes referred to as a snowball hydrangea) and the Chinese snowball viburnum (also known as the Chinese snowball bush) may look similar, but they do have a number of factors that will differentiate one from the other. I planned to use impatiens there when I redid the landscaping. If you have been doing this or if you have a newly planted Annabelle Hydrangea, I have found it best to leave the shrub unpruned for a couple years to let the stems mature and thicken. Introducing "One Thing": A New Video Series, The Spruce Gardening & Plant Care Review Board, The Spruce Renovations and Repair Review Board, Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris). However, there are three species of Hydrangea shrubs that will do well in part-day or bright shade: H.quercifolia AKA oak leaf hydrangea, H. arborescens (Annabelle, Incrediball among others) and H. macrophylla AKA big leafed hydrangea as well as the quite similar H. serrata. Drought tolerant and shade tolerant specimen, making it easy to maintain. Hydrangea aborescens ‘Annabelle’ has only sterile florets, which makes the flower heads much larger, like spectacular white balls up to 30cm across. Many of the newer, so called continuous bloom hydrangeas like 'Endless Summer' and the 'Forever and Ever' Series are simply hybridized Hydrangea magrophylla that were bred to bloom on both old and new wood. I just bought one this year in a 3-gallon and the blooms that formed in 6+ hours sun were 2-3" in diameter larger than those on 5 year old Annabelles. Look for lists online of shade-tolerant clematis, though they will want at least 4 hours of sun. You cant see it and it holds everything in place beautifully. Ruth, how far apart do you space your petunias? It took me months to find annabelles local and they were $40 a plant for scraggly looking things. This prevents the plant from getting too tall and flopping over when in bloom. Alma Gaul Facebook I'm planning to purchase 2-3 hydrangeas for the front of my house. Also do you know what the name of those hostas are? He's already pulled out a Little Lime hydrangea, and I have a feeling my poor Libertys will be mangled. For the big-leafed hydrangeas (both macrophylla and serrata), be sure to get ones that are reblooming so that if a late frost or especially cold winter kills back the buds that you will still get summer bloom. In particular, the large-flowered ‘Annabelle’ should be provided with a perennial support in good time. People love Annabelle Hydrangea because of the great big snowball type blooms. I love your garden! Why is it a dud? When I was preparing to purchase hydrangeas for my front yard I had the same question. Thanks so much Springwood for your input. I space mine about 18" - 20" but they could be further apart if you also use Vista Bubblegum. Better Fall colour when in full sun (vs more shade). Breath-taking, full, round, massive, snowball flowers. The Hydrangea that never fails to bloom. If you leave longer stems when you prune the hydrangea you will have more flowers but they will be smaller. How tall can this really get, does it have value as a tall screen? I think it's a great annual, unless the rest of the summer proves me wrong. I have a lot of both, and in the same conditions find that Annabelle flops more. Hope you enjoy your hydrangeas as much as I am. I meant Ruth not June. Starting a collection of them and Liberty is on my wish list. By pruning the hydrangea closer to the ground you encourage larger flowers but more limited numbers. Annabelle is one of the most popular and sought-after hydrangea variety. It will slowly make its way up a tree or support, taking a decade or more to reach maturity. Hardy in U.S. Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is easily recognized by its oak leaf shaped foliage. I've been torn between that or clearing to the ground each year. Your picture is breath taking June! Thanks for your input Luis and hcmcdole. Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) is a magnificent specimen. Some other perennials to look at: Leucosceptrum 'Gold Angel' has gold to chartreuse foliage and is 2 1/2' tall with flowers that are small, so the foliage is the real ornament Solomon's seal is a slowly spreading arching foliage plant that has different heights depending on species and some variegated types lady's mantle AKA Alchemilla, has different species that are different sizes, but all relatively low Cimicifuga (now changed to Actea) racemosa AKA bugbane can have maroon or red leaves and has tall wands of white or pink flowers Astilbe has ferny leaves and feathery flowers in shades or red, pink or white Coral bells (Heuchera) and foamy bells (Tiarella) and their cross Heucherella all have ornamental leaves and foamy spring flowers. He recommended pruning either a few inches higher or lower than the previous year. The flowers literally transform the plant and are complemented with large, dark green leaves that are both lush and fresh in appearance. I love the yellow. Looking at both, I was still drawn to the classic beauty of the annabelles. Since they bloom first, you can move them over to the Annabelles a month later. But since mine are front and center, I like them to fill in quickly, so that's what I use. Hydrangea Incrediball Vs. Annabelle. Plant genus: Hydrangea 4. If you plunked it out of the nursery container into the hole dug for it - it is possible that the texture of the soil and the potting soil are so different that the water can not disperse through the root ball. Ruth your gardens are stunning!! I'd guess my front also gets about 6 hours of morning sun. Year two is when I'll probably do the stake system as well. Should one of these lovelies finds itself in the right spot, the show is unlike any other perennial shrub. Strong, straight stems hold the huge flower heads up well, despite heavy rain. Keep old wood trimmed to 24" each spring. Until recently, this is the only Hydrangea arborescens variety easy to find in garden centers or even recognized by the public. I too get eastern exposure so I'm feeling good about adding Hostas. Stunning pure white flowers, much larger than others of the species - up to 12 inches across! Would you consider one on the left side as well? For the $80 dollars, you can buy several plants in the spring when they will be easier to take care of and probably be as big the first year as the larger one that was returned. Origin: North America 6. perennial plant 7. bush with thick, wide growth 8. Springwood- Can't wait until they are up to the windows. Visit lots of garden centers and resources like the Arnold Arboretum or the Berkshire Botanical Garden. I may have added two between them at some point though. Thank you! How were the yews growing? Each year you should remove one third of the oldest branches and prune the remainder back slightly after flowering if you want to keep the shrub's size in check. You will love that limelight. Incrediball® Hydrangea is a child variety of Annabelle Hydrangea. Adding structure and soft hues to the garden, these low maintenance beauties are a sophisticated yet simple solution for a busy gardener. I've been wanting Incrediball, but haven't heard a lot of rave reviews yet on this forum. Those beds are on the east side of the house, and in shade part of the day. @ruth_mi beautiful! Post author: under the conditions you mentioned, stick with Annabelle. The flowers are not as showy as we've come to expect from hydrangeas, giving it an old-fashioned appearance.The more recent introduction, 'Annabelle', supplanted Hills-of-Snow in popularity, in the 1990s. From mid-summer to early fall. Thanks! lynartist..they look fabulous in every pic..great bloom colors and the leaves aren't scorched!..in some hydrangea pics I've seen the leaves aren't fresh..but not yours! The Incrediballs in front were put in during 2010 or 2011 I think. One of the most asked gardening questions is, "Why didn't my hydrangeas bloom?" Her opinion of the incrediball was that it was a bit more picky about conditions, which would affect amount and size of bloom. 2) 86 shutters. llnoe..my Bella Anna underperforms a bit..all of my plants could use more sun..but compared to ES Bella Anna is fun..it does at least bloom!.. Smooth hydrangea droopy - should I return to Nursuries, Is it Worth Growing Macs in Colder Climates? Peony stakes are another option. They are so small this year that I'm hoping they don't need to be staked. This location receives part sun, maybe 3 hours throughout the day. I was looking for companion flowers but hostas will stay with the Annabelle since I get at least 6hrs of morning sun in the front. Hi Tina. Also I must get some Annabelle hydrangeas, yours are so beautiful. It has ball-shaped flower clusters that are a somewhat dull white. H. arborescens is hardy to zone 3, but will sucker some and need annual removal of suckers to keep it in bounds. They have been a fav for a long time. Lacecap hydrangeas bloom on old wood, so you could prune after flowering, to shape and control the shrub. Genom att fortsätta använda vår hemsida eller app samtycker du till att Houzz-gruppen använder cookies och liknande teknologi för att förbättra vår produkt och service, ge mig relevant innehåll och göra min upplevelse personlig. Ruth, your beds/plants are gorgeous! Annabelle on the other hand blooms large and plentiful with some sun but will flop after a big storm. The other nice thing is you take it out every winter and redo it in spring. Old fashioned mophead hydrangeas bloom on old wood and are pruned in the same way as the lacecap hydrangeas. @ruth_mi How many hydrangeas do you have on each side of your walkway? The last thing you need is more perfectly manicured lawn. Any thoughts? If you want good nursery suggestions, ask on the New England forum. I lean toward Incrediball. I finally cut it to the ground this year and the one bloom that it eked out is bigger than the past 3 years so maybe there is hope for future years. Very lucky you can find both where you are. The old-fashioned snowball bush (Hydrangea arborescens), also called Anabelle hydrangea, produces large clusters of flowers that start out pale green and turn white as they mature. 4) trees now. If you are aware of all the correct planting techniques - then for sure return the plant! Here's my Annabelle after letting her get out of control. I wouldn't tear out anything until you have been there a full year, because although this place doesn't look like it was landscaped by a real garden lover, things that you think are weeds or ugly may surprise you when they bloom or die back. The flowers are the same colour, the leaves are the same colour, but there are a couple important structural differences between the two hydrangeas: Love the petunias and was also thinking of the little yellow daylilies if a perennial was desired. I would find it useful to have you go and stand out by the street (or property line if this is a side entry) about opposite the main door and take one photo head on, one of what you see when pivoting to the right (with a bit of overlap with the center photo), and one of what you see when pivoting to the left (with overlap) to give an idea of the whole view and how the dooryard fits into it. Blooms start some time in June and continue all summer and into the fall. Peegee's have massive elongated flower clusters in mid to late summer. Thanks! It has large, coarse, dark green leaves on strong, straight stems that hold the … Plants bloom for up to two months in June and July, with flower heads remaining attractive all summer and into the fall. The most striking cultivar of smooth hydrangea is the “Annabelle,” — which is a name that is commonly used to refer to all smooth hydrangeas. To summarize: 1) take the advice to paint the door that is easy and will make you happy. My experience with hostas in my zone of 9 is that they need shade. Do consider the piniculatas if the site is very sunny. 99. Last night I was listening to a garden podcast, and the speaker said that most people get into the habit of always cutting down their shrubs in the same place, year after year, which isn't good for the plant. 'Annabelle' is a smooth hydrangea cultivar which features much larger flowers than the species. However there are a few varieties that simply stay white, making it much harder to categorize simply from looking at the flowers. 3) yank mums, plant some annuals you like there (NOT SYMMETRICALLY! On the other hand, it required close monitoring of soil moisture. Oakleaf hydrangea bloom on old wood. In 2013, I tried begonias, but they just weren't the right scale flower, plus the yellow centers gave them a more coral tone from a distance which I didn't care for with the Endless Summers. (I've tried every kind of caging imaginable.) It blooms on new wood and can be cut back hard, in fall or early spring. They got the moniker 'Peegee' from an abbreviation of paniculata Gandiflora, however, the term is commonly applied to all Hydrnagea paniculata. Climbing Hydrangea is probably too big for that spot (it's a narrow chimney) since it needs a substantial support like a large wall, other masonry surface, or tree trunk since it can grow 30' or 40' and more than 10' wide given a surface to cling to. Just beautiful Ruth! I would remove the shutters altogether-they are unnecessary, and add to the problem. Gardenmaid has given you a good list of plants that will be happy in zone 6 MA in part shade. Do you know if there is any rule on how much to prune? When planting, you want to space plants so that you leave a foot or two between the plants' ultimate size and the house so you can get in for painting, cleaning windows, and other maintenance without stepping on plants or having to prune them severely. In the sunnier spots, you might try a clematis on a trellis. Annabelle has pure white flower heads that are considerably larger than 'Grandiflora'. While it also has lovely flowers, the large serrated leaves are the major attraction, especially when they change colors in the fall. Thanks! To keep your lacecaps flowering well, prune out 1/3 of the oldest branches each spring. I tried them in 2012 and of course they had the dreaded downy mildew. I would take the plant back to the nursery. Once it starts to need a bit of pruning, only prune one 3rd of the shrub, usually from the inside. It was almost embarrasing when they first got planted. ‘Annabelle’ flowers are excellent for fresh-cut or dried arrangements. She had 5 incrediballs on her property and about 10 annabelles. Rhododendrons are a great choice, and most of New England has perfect soil for it. I was having some buyers remorse on the way home, I'm so glad you recommended the ones that I bought. Other shrubs: Microbiota decussata AKA Siberian cypress or Russian arborvitae is about the only evergreen you can get to grow well in shade other than broad-leafed evergreens like rhododendrons and mountain laurels. How many hrs of sun do yours get? If you prune in early spring, you will sacrifice some bus and get less flowers, but they will be larger, since there are fewer flowers competing for the plants resources. Climbing hydrangea does not need to be pruned at all, unless it outgrows its space. I'm a dog lover so I'm smiling about your post although I'm not sure it's appropriate;-) I had a Hreat Dane that tore my beds and lawn and cost a pretty penny to fix, but she was the cutest and got rid of bunnies. Will do the 24". However many of us have older hydrangea shrubs in our yards that can cause a lot of frustration when they don't bloom. Dingo..we had the same nasty frost..my Macs never bloom anyway but yours do..it's logical that record setting low temperatures affected yours.. The ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea has been a mainstay of the ornamental shrub world since its release in the 1960’s. With the name springwood gardens I thought you might have a store, was going to browse and shop. Others bloom on "new wood", which is the new growth of the current season. Need a lot of water for the first year though. Do they do well in the sun. Nice pic Bungalow, your Annabelles look very happy! I'd give Annabelle a nine while Incrediball for now is Incredi-dud. Nothing 2' of green metal fencing or a twine lasso can't help with. Lacecap hydrangeas has flowers that look like a circle of unopened buds surrounded by open petals. The fishing wire with stakes is a good idea, I'll have to try that next year. I love that hosta- what is the pink flower in the front ? It is a deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows 3-5' tall. The exuberant mop-headed beauties evoke dreams of an endless summer by the sea, Even if you don't tinker with the hue by changing the soil, hydrangeas have an entertaining range of uses in all kinds of landscapes, Skräddarsy min upplevelse genom att använda cookies, Why You Should Give Hydrangeas a Place in Your Yard, Living Small: City & Small Space Consulting, Potted hydrangea (Let's Dance Blue Jangles) winter care. They should have given you better instruction when you bought it - in fact they should warned you how to plant it. (Not growing as fast back there, but still decent looking.) There's always next year! Other considerations for the site are if there is a wall, fence or driveway reflecting the sun or is the drainage too quick to really wet the roots. The new wood stems go from green to woody as the blooms begin to mature which reduces flop risk. Common names: smooth hydrangea, wild hydrangea, sevenbark 5. I used to cage them then pack the cages with shredded leaves but haven't done it the last two winters. You could not prune at all or prune by about one half in spring or fall. And how many incrediball hydrangeas are there? I should also mention that Liberty is fairly early to come up in the spring, so if you have late frosts, you might need to cover it. hydrangeas, hostas, and some sort of flowering annuals. She has a very cool system for the floops. Trees are the number one thing you are missing that will help eliminate the "tiny boxes" look. I really like the generous depth of the beds you currently have. Smooth hydrangea "Annabelle" (Hydrangea arborescens "Annabelle") is named for its place of discovery, near the town Anna, Illinois. I had one plant at a previous home and I cut it way back and in a couple of years it died. Witch hazel (Hamamelis intermedia) is a great early spring bloomer (Feb.-March) that will grow to a very large shrub if you have room. Your yard is just beautiful! Mercy me! 1. I didn't think I'd be able to use petunias because of the part shade situation, but I'd read so many good things about Vista Bubblegum, I decided to give it a try. To take full advantage of Incrediball, you'll need a lot of sun and moist cool shaded soil with lots of nutrients. Peegee, or tree, Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora') is the most commonly grown variety. With white flowers, the 'Annabelle' hydrangea variety (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'), which grows in USDA zones 3 through 9, most closely resembles snowball bush. Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' Annabelle is the best known variety of Smooth Hydrangea arborescens. Hydrangea A bold plant with creamy, white snowball-like bloom heads up to 10″ across. Planting an Annabelle Hydrangea - Super Showy White Flowers - In this video I add an Annabelle Hydrangea to my yard. If they were dense and full, you may have more light than you think. Thanks. I purchased two Patriot hostas that my nursery said were meant for part sun so it would be better for a sunnier location, fingers crossed. Here's a link to some photos I took of a MA zone 6 garden that has largely shade. I hope your baby behaves this summer!! There are lots of reblooming varieties available, both mopheads like the 'Let's Dance' series 'Forever and Ever' series and lacecaps like 'Tough Stuff'. Here are mine 1 month after planting. Down they went. Hostas are a favorite. However, there are three species of Hydrangea shrubs that will do well in part-day or bright shade: H.quercifolia AKA oak leaf hydrangea, H. arborescens (Annabelle, Incrediball among others) and H. macrophylla AKA big leafed hydrangea as well as the quite similar H. serrata. In reality, the unopened buds are the fertile flowers with pollen and the outer flashy petals are sterile and are just there to attract bees. The Chinese snowball viburnum bush ( Viburnum macrocephalum ) is similar in appearance and also produces flowers that start pale green and age to white even though the two plants aren’t related. Nursery tags may give size at 5 or 10 years, so look them up in a reputable source such as a botanical garden's website or Rhododendron.org's plant database. When you prune the branches on your Annabelle variety of snowball hydrangea you want to cut it back between 4 and 10 in tall every year. Just a few weeks back I finally severed the vines and yesterday it rained heavily. I too have endless summer at the entrance of my home and just purchased 2 All summer beauty for the front and an Annabelle for the side of the house under my magnolia. Fantastic layout you have there with texture and color! Beyond their snowball-like blooms, the shrubs differ distinctly -- right down to flowering time. A heavy bloomer with mass appeal, ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea illuminates the shade garden. Even gardeners in very cold climates can be successful with this old favorite 'Annabelle' hydrangea. How to grow Hydrangea “Annabelle” (Snowball Hydrangea) “Annabelle” is a variety of Hydrangea that produces large balls of pure white flowers through summer and autumn. This post was edited by ruth_mi on Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 10:30. Annabelle never fails to bloom because unlike many other hydrangeas, Annabelle blooms on current years growth. They don't sucker. They take the guess work out of when or if you need to prune your hydrangea, because most bloom on both old and new wood. You don't want it growing on your wooden clapboards as it will damage them. This is not a problem with the many new hydrangeas on the market. Annabelle Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' Sku #4171. Peegee hydrangeas bloom on new wood. I know it's difficult to wait (it was 5 years of waiting for me after we bought our old house) but it is well worth it to avoid damage. Full sun for a new plant from the nursery - or box store in hot and humid weather is a disaster in the making! Was still likely to have the floops and when it does floop, it is not as flexible and can actually snap the stems. Growth height: 40 cm to 2 m 9. big, white inflorescence with a diameter of 15 to 30 cm 10. blooming period from July until September 11. sterile decorative flowers 12. s… Those things get monstrous! Then prune all the branches back about three to four inches. I was planning to use Vista Bubble Gum and will go with 20". At a distance, common snowball bush (Viburnum opulus "Roseum") and smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) might be mistaken for one another. Rare Snowball Hydrangea 'Annabelle', Hydrangea paniculata 'Magical Moonlight' Hardy Perennial Flower Seeds in Border/a Large Patio Container. I bought Incrediball about four years ago and it is puny. I love the color combination, and your Liberty hostas are stunning as well. Spend some money on them 5) walkway in the future! Hellebores are a very early spring bloomer. This will encourage new growth every year, while maintaining some relatively older growth for producing flowers. Marie Iannotti is an author, photographer, and speaker with 27 years of experience as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener, Annabelle Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), Lacecap Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla), Mophead, Bigleaf or Florist Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla), Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), Peegee Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'), Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea Plant Profile, How to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas, When to Prune Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs, 10 Best Shrubs That Flower in Early Summer, Shrubs That Bloom on New Wood (Current Year's Growth), Shrubs That Bloom on Old Wood (Last Year's Growth). 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