Plants of the Week for June 11th
Globe shaped blooms is the theme of this week’s featured plants.
The Onyx Flamingo Hydrangea is a black stemmed Hydrangea that blooms on both new and old wood. This means that if a hard winter killed it back to the ground it would still bloom that year. The light pink blossoms start in June and continue throughout summer. They prefer afternoon shade (noon to 5). If you treat the Flamingo with sulfur, you could turn the flowers more lavender. Onyx Flamingo grows to about 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Hydrangea enjoy moist soils. Onxy Flamingo’s black stems contrast well with yellow leafed Coralbells or variegated Hostas.
Blue Note Pincushion Flower is a sun lover. Blue Note starts flowering in late spring and continues into summer by deadheading it. It’s a great border plant with it’s short stature of 6 to 8 inches and 1 foot wide. Pollinators enjoy it’s blossoms. Easy to care for. Works well with coreopsis or purple cone flowers for a color contrast.