Hydrangea paniculata, August 2013

Hydrangea paniculata

[Taken 3 August 2013]

I have three varieties of hydrangeas growing on my property: severalĀ mophead (Hydrangea macrophylla) ‘Nikko Blue’ hydrangeas (which I only identified so specifically from a long-ago nursery tag I found); one purple lacecap (Hydrangea macrophylla normalis) hydrangea, and this Hydrangea paniculata, which is probably about 8′ tall and just as wide.

The flowers start out a light greenish color, then bloom full to white, and take on a dusty rose-colored cast in the fall. Around Thanksgiving this year, I cut a few of the dried flowerheads to put in an autumn/winter vase with some decorative pebbles.

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