Plants of the Week for June 22nd
This week's plants are all from the same species. They are all types of Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla). In our area they prefer afternoon shade from noon to 5 pm.
Peacock is a black stemmed variety that flowers on new and old wood. It boasts very large blooms on sturdy stems. It can very in color from pale pink to blue depending on soil pH. 3 to 6 feet tall and wide.
Fire Island is a compact Hydrangea that grows 3 by 3 feet tall and wide. It's multi tone pink blooms are gorgeous. It also repeat blooms through the summer.
Blushing Bride is a white re-blooming hydrangea that is great for moonlight gardens. It has large flowers and has a clean white color. Though if you acidify your soil it will have a blue tint to it. Grows to about 3 to 6 feet tall and wide.