Hydrangea paniculata Collection
Producing masses of huge, conical-shaped blooms from June to October, this beautiful collection of unusual and desirable hydrangeas will make a dramatic statement in your garden. Each individual variety in this super mix makes a magnificent feature plant for beds and borders in the garden or when potted up and placed on your patio or decking area. Alternatively, plant them in a group for a stunning display. Naturally sturdy, the collection covers the widest colour range, and each is very easy to grow and maintain. They will thrive in neutral to acidic, free-draining soil in a sunny or part-shaded spot. With very large flower clusters that can reach over 30cm (12in) across, these distinctive hydrangeas will fill your summer beds, borders or patio pots with wonderful colour. Each year, strong, upright stems are produced with lush mid-green foliage, which are topped with huge, conical-shaped panicles of flowers that will quite simply take your breath away. The buds open to hyacinth-like flowers in delicate pastel shades of lime green, pink, white and burgundy, and last for weeks before flushing with delicate colour tones. If you can bear to cut them, the fresh blooms make an imposing display in a vase and the dried flowerheads can be used as a permanent decoration. Supplied as 3 established plants in 9cm pots, ready to be planted out, 1 each of: ‘Diamant Rouge’ – produces incredible balls of burgundy-coloured flowers, which turn white as the season progresses. Standing tall and proud on their stems, each flower cluster can reach up to an amazing 40cm (16in) across. Flowers June to August. Eventual height and width: 1.5m x 1.2m. ‘Sundae Fraise’ – produces strawberry sundae-coloured blooms on compact, red-brown stems. Flowers July to September. Eventual height and width: 1.5m x 1.5m. ‘Silver Dollar’ – fully deserving of its RHS Award of Garden Merit, produces dense, creamy-white, cone-shaped flowers that will flush with pink as they age, with a delicate fragrance. Flowers August to September. Eventual height and width: 1.25m x 1.65m.