Hydrangea Lime Rickey® Description
- Super-sturdy hydrangea won’t flop over, even in summer storms
- Big flowers are held above the foliage for a stunning display
- Each floret looks like marbleized jade, dotted with a pink pollen center
- Flowers persist all through fall and winter for long-lasting structure and interest
- Grows well in sun or part shade
Special features: Cut flower, Dried flower, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Moisture tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest
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- Botanical name:
Hydrangea arborescens 'SMNHALR'
- Common name:
Smooth hydrangea, native hydrangea, hardy hydrangea
- Sun exposure:
Sun, Part shade, Shade
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- Height x width:
4-5' x 4-5'
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- Bloom season:
Summer thru fall
Background, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen
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- Patent #: PP#28858
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Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do. Avoid wet conditions. Can tolerate somewhat dry conditions but flowering may be compromised. A good 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch keeps roots cool and conserves moisture.
Light: Most varieties tolerate full sun in the north, but benefit from afternoon shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. In the South, plants require afternoon shade. If plants wilt frequently, that's a good indicator that the spot is a bit too sunny. If flower color is pale, or stems are weak, that indicates the site is a bit too shady.
Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet.
Spacing: 4 - 5 ft.
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for roses.
Winterizing: Leave intact over winter and keep 2-3" mulch in place.
Maintenance & pruning: This variety blooms on new wood. In late winter or early spring, cut stems back by about one-third their total height, which builds a strong woody base while also encouraging abundant new growth for lots of flowers and a lush, full look. Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring if desired.
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