One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, June 4, 2010
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Izu-no-Hana' in the Japanese Woodland
We have two of these Hydrangeas in the Asian Collections. Everybody loves this plant for it's intense blue color. Most years it's a bit bluer than this but these are the first flowers to open this year so maybe it'll go electric on us later. The other plant is near the GCA Circle and is pink as pink can be. Of course soil acidity is a huge factor in determining the color of Hydrangeas. In general more acid = blue, more alkaline=pink.