Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ remains a long standing favourite in our show gardens. The spectacular flower heads measure up to 30cm across, changing from pale green to creamy white.
Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ is extremely reliable and will flower annually with ease. It grows well in both cool and warm locales. The flowers are sterile, so last a long time.
This marvellous shrub has lush green foliage, mounding 1-2m high and wide. The flowers open on new season growth, so Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ can be easily pruned to the bottom two buds after flowering.
Hydrangeas grow best planted in a sheltered position of the garden where the roots are cool and moist. It is a good idea to add plenty of organic matter to the soil as it will result in masses of stunning blooms.
Hydrangea flowers are good for picking. To help make the flowers last longer, bring a bucket of water out with you to the garden, plunge them in as soon as you have cut the stem. Once you are inside, cut them again and hold them in hot, boiled water for 30 seconds before arranging in a vase.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade