L.A. Dreamin' Hydrangea
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L.A. Dreamin' Hydrangea

L.A. Dreamin' Hydrangea

$58
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Hydrangea 'Lindsey Ann' PP#26249

 

The L.A. Dreamin' Hydrangea is a lovely macrophylla that can't seem to make up its mind. This big leaf hydrangea has an explosion of colorful blooms starting in midsummer that ranges from pink and purple to green and blue, all at the same time. This hydrangea is a strong rebloomer, continuing until frost, and blooms on old and new wood. Buds set in spring and summer that open the same year, and also in summer and fall that will bloom the following year.  L.A. Dreamin' loves the morning sun, but will require afternoon shade if the temps are over 80.  Like all hydrangeas, L.A. Dreamin' does best with consistent moisture and a good covering of mulch.  This beauty can reach five feet tall and wide, so situate at the back of a border with room to stretch, or try it in a large container surrounded by trailing lime green ipomea for a lovely outdoor decoration.  Given its relatively compact size, pruning will probably not be necessary; however if pruning is desired, time any pruning after the first flush of flowers.  Diversity of bloom color is strongest in older plants, so be patient...it will be worth it! 

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

For a very long time hydrangeas have been one of my personal favorite plants. I love the leaf texture and the flowers of course. Most people dont know, but hydrangeas usually have amazing fall leaf color and texture either yellow or red before falling off for the winter. During the growing season they love to be watered, so don't hesitate to put on your flip flops on a hot day and give the hydrangea a drink. This fall, I will try to get some photos of their super cool leaves.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 5'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: Summer
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 10
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
5
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
10
-1.1 to 4.4

Shade hydrangeas prefer moist soil and regular watering during the growing season. For most, in order to obtain the blue flower color, apply 2 tablespoons of aluminum sulfate near the base of the plant. A rusty nail or coffee grounds will also increase the acidity of the soil which makes the flowers turn blue. In the case of LA Dreamin, no worries, it will have blue, pink, and lavander flowers every season.

J