Hydrangea arborescens 'BellaRagazza Blanchetta'
In this mix
- Border (Front), Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - November
- 60cm (24in)
- Common name
- Smooth Hydrangea
- Moist but Well-drained
- Part Shade
- 75cm (30in)
Totally innovative and truly unique: the first dwarf 'Annabelle' type hydrangea in the world! Blanchetta is by far the most compact hydrangea in the series making it the best option for for small gardens, front of borders and superb in containers. See also Hydrangea arborescens 'BellaRagazza Limetta' and Hydrangea arborescens 'BellaRagazza Mauvette'.
Plants still produce large flowers on strong stout stems, with the buds opening from a pale pink in July and gradually fading to a pure white as they open. Pick or deadhead and it flowers until winter. Also great cut and dried at the end of the year.
Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds and take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Prune to the ground for a shorter, sturdier plant or less harshly for a taller plant.