Blue Heron landscape Design | Wordless Wednesday 9.19.12 – Little Lime!
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Wordless Wednesday 9.19.12 – Little Lime!

19 Sep Wordless Wednesday 9.19.12 – Little Lime!

With a very long season of bloom, and manageable size for the smaller garden, Little Lime Hydrangea adds drama and color summer through fall. Soft green blooms appear in summer and transition through shades of white, pink, and russet, before eventually turning soft brown as the plant exits the growing season. Beautiful!

"Scott Hokunson" "Blue Heron Landscape Design"

Little Lime Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane’)

 

"Scott Hokunson" "Blue Heron Landscape Design"

Little Lime Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane’)

 

2 Comments
  • Renee
    Posted at 11:00h, 20 September Reply

    Scott, ‘Limelight’ is one of my favorites, but I’m wondering about Little Lime since seeing #3 examples in a garden center — they were all extremely floppy — to the point of dragging on the ground, without a single upright stem. Have you found established specimens to be more upright? The ones in your photo seem mixed. (Maybe the ones I saw had too much fertilizer by the grower to pump blooms at the expense of wood?) Little Lime would be the perfect size for some uses, but I hesitate because of this.

    I’m seriously thinking about digging up and discarding Invincibelle Spirit because they’re so floppy, after 3 years in my garden. I never had problems with ‘Annabelle’ in my previous garden, but am underwhelmed by IS, which I planted because of the reliable bloom.

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 07:29h, 21 September Reply

      Great question Renee. The plants in these pictures have also been floppy, but just the early season growth. They were planted this year from #3 containers. I haven’t seen photos of established “Little Lime’ that are floppy, so I am thinking it might just be excess fertilizer and water in the nursery as you suggest. We’ll keep an eye on them and try to update next season on their habit. I have high hopes for this plant!

      Interesting note about your ‘Invincibelle’, Have not used them yet, but thought they were sturdier.

      Thanks for the comments!

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