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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Libelle' (Teller Series)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Libelle' (Teller Series)

Description: Such a pretty Hydrangea with dark glossy leaves and in summer large flat panicles of flowers with showy pure white sterile bracts surrounding small pinkish blue insignificant flowers. The flower heads remain looking good if left on after flowering for autumn and winter interest.

Flowers are produced on stems from the previous seasons growth. This is why protection over the winter will ensure flower buds remain intact for a full summer display. Hydrangeas continue to be among the showiest of summer and autumn flowering woody plants.  

Uses: They are shade tolerant and grow well on the shady side of a building or under trees. The dried flower heads are often used in flower arrangements

Climate/Position: Prefers light shade in a sheltered site protected from the coldest winter frosts. 

Height/Spread: Up to 1.5 metres height and spread.

Soil Requirements: Fertile soil preferred. pH in this case does nothing to affect the flower colour as in many Hydrangeas.

Pruning: If pruning required then this should be undertaken after in late spring but some flower shoots will be removed at this time.

Special Requirements: Mulch to maintain moisture. Plant in acidic soils or in ericaceous compost.  Feeding with flowers of sulphur will help maintain blue flower colour.

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