Hydrangea evoke a special air of romance - they've got style and need very little attention to maintain their beautiful appearance. New cultivars retain the romance of old with improvements in flowering, compactness, free-branching, high-health and purity of colour. Blue Diamond's a beautiful and pure mid-blue.
Compact with domed flowers early in summer.
Patios, gardens, borders and under-plantings. Great for picking - it can be used both fresh and for drying. Use in floral art.
Shaded and well-drained. Will handle summer dry spells, though flowers can be damaged if too dry for too long.
Prune to about half size in autumn after leaf drop, and mulch to conserve moisture over summer. Blue colouration is encouraged with an autumn application of an acid fertiliser.
80 x 80 centimetres.
PVR - Protected under NZ's Plant Variety Rights Act 1987. Unauthorised propagation and sale prohibited.