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Hydrangea macrophylla Taube - Teller Pink - 12 cm Pot
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Hydrangea macrophylla Lace Cap, perhaps one of the best known garden plants. Originally from Japan these robust and reliable plants produce a truly stunning display in summer and autumn. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Taube' is one of the best hydrangeas from the Swiss bred Teller series. This Hydrangea has large flat flowers composed of very wide pink sterile florets surrounding tiny fertile flowers of deeper pink in alkaline soil. The colour holds well through the summer. Accentuating the showy blooms is the bold shiny bright green leaves with a strongly toothed edge. Very easy to grow, it can be grown in the garden or in a pot or container. In containers use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade, become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. A vigorous grower that will need pruning. After flowering prune back to close to the old wood. If the plant becomes too large a more drastic pruning can be undertaken! For more information please message us.

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Pot size 12 cm
Size of the Pot 12 cm
Foliage Deciduous
Height ( fully grown ) 1 - 1.3 m
Spread 1 - 1.5 Mtrs
flowers Large flat Lace Cap flowers, wide pink sterile florets surrounding tiny fertile flowers deeper pink in alkaline soil
Location Sun or semi shade
pruning Immediately after flowering, Cut back all older growth
Other Attributes Glossy green leaves, and long lasting dried flower heads, often used for flower arrangement. Excellent seaside plant. This variety often has good autumn colour
Key Feature Medium Shrub
Hardines H5 ( -15 to -10 C)
Soil Type Clay, Fertile, Loam, Peat , Poor, Sand
season of interest Summer, Autumn
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