Monday, November 5, 2012

The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs

Now is the time to celebrate late flowering shrubs, an often overlooked group of plants which extend the year's interest in the garden.

The Hydrangea paniculata are especially hardy, carrying abundant flower heads through autumn and sometimes into winter. These include the H. paniculata Grandiflora, which has white flowers turning soft pink as they age. The flowers can be dried for winter decoration.
Hydrangea paniculata Grandiflora"A rounded, deciduous shrub with bluish green foliage and very dense tapered panicles of flower heads."
Flowers late summer to mid autumn. Sun to partial shade. Fertile soil.