Hydrangea Paniculata 'Limelight' 3 x 9cm
For a magnificent feature plant in garden or patio look no further than this superb Hydrangea. It grows strongly each year with lush mid green foliage and the pyramid shaped panicles of flowers which emerge from mid summer have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Supported on strong stems, the buds open in a delicate shade of lime green, maturing to a gleaming white and lasting for weeks and later gaining a lovely pink flush. Fresh blooms - if you can bear to cut them - are imposing in a vase and the dried flowerheads can be used as a permanent decoration. Limelight makes a standout border plant and is equally at home in a large patio planter.
It likes neutral to acid, free-draining soil and a sunny or part-shaded spot. For maximum flower power prune back in early spring to two or three buds as the blooms appear on new growth each summer.