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Solved ID Please on Hydrangea

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Gail_68, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Gail_68

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    My large hydrangea up the back garden I have had 4 yrs from young and it was brought for me in flower...white flowers around the edge and pink in the middle.. but the last several years it's either been pink or blue centres and here's this year :scratch:

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      Can't help with ID, but what a beauty, @Gail_68 :wub2:
       
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        Thanks mate...other half doesn't like it he said it's spindly because of it's size :sad:

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        It looks a good size there. Not spindly, I don't think. Hydrangeas tend to bush anyway. I have a pretty lace cap in the front garden, but it is very squashed. I keep meaning to dig it out, but haven't got round to it yet. Yours looks nice where it is, as a feature.
         
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        • Gail_68

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          Morning Mate, actually I've had to trim it back twice already this year it grows massive even into the gate so them stems look like hubby described but it does flower nice but hasn't so good this year I don't know why :scratch:….I mainly want to know what sort it is I think I need to call Verdun in :whistle:
           
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            Morning @Verdun I need you help please mate...having quite a few nice hydrangeas yourself got any clues on this one :scratch:
             
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            Morning Gail...:)
            My guess, and nothing more, is Lanarth White but could be one of a number of varieties. Check out Signature Hydrangeas and see if you can match it......a fascinating range of hydrangeas there
             
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              Hello @Verdun sorry for being late replying :)

              I've checked the names you've mentioned and the signature ones seem to colour like the centres a fair bit...this ones going to be a right baffler ;) :snorky:

              I've just been looking at others...it's going to need some looking besides matching of leaves :scratch:


               
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              Remember, Gail, your soil, your conditions, the amount of watering, type of feeding could affect differences between your plant and those described :noidea:
               
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              • Gail_68

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                Well a while back @JWK and myself was discussing what plants have grown in the garden and nice of John to point out that the plants that take here sounds like acid soil because it's very rare a plant doesn't kick off if anything stops it, it's the heat as you know :phew:….gardens watered regular every 2 days in heat but if left to rain I leave a days break....you see when I was brought the plant as my neighbour then worked at a garden centre, she just gave it me with no tag but I knew myself it was an hydrangea already having some.

                When I don't feel so stressful with this heat...I shall look at all the pointers you've added and keep looking but what ever I think it may be like i'll be asking your opinion ;)
                 
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                  @Verdun I was doing some looking last night after we chatted and I think my best option regarding hydrangeas is the white lace capped ones :)
                   
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                  Oh yes it is definitely a white lacecap hydrangea which is exactly what Lanarth White is as mentioned by verdun some posts back! I have several and if not pruned except in the Spring they flower profusely and grow to about 5 ft tall. Mine are about 40 years old and have flowers the size of huge dinner plates. 1 of my favourite late flowering shribs
                   
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                    Gail, when you decide on a new variety, consider sun exposure and soil moisture. :)
                    Better to have a plant that thrives than fall for a variety that tickles a whim!
                    The paniculatas will cope better in sun and tad drier soils:)
                     
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                      @Verdun and @silu :thankyou: so much for identifying my hydrangea :)

                      @Verdun your a beaut ;)...every time I've gone to the garden centre I've seen plants like the paniculatas which you mentioned a good while back but could I remember the name no way :sad:
                      I've been studying the garden tonight after watering and my Astilbes are going on each end of the boarder where my rose tree is as it's the only place where shade does come in about 1pm onwards and then it's the garden centre for two paniculatas to replace those in the gravel :yahoo:
                       
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                      Ha ha, I just like you spending your money Gail :snorky:
                      Mind you, what better value than plants?
                       
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