HYDRANGEA from Guernsey

Part shade
Reasonable soil
Well drained soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread: 90cm x 90cm

An understated name for a rather lovely HYDRANGEA.  Believed to be an old variety from one of the grander French gardens, it is now found growing all over Guernsey, where Rosy saw and fell for it.  It has large creamy white flowers which develop gentle pink tints as they mature and lush green foliage.

Very free flowering from late summer in autumn, it stands out from the crowd for its ability to cope with drier soils once established - Rosy spied it growing in light shade within a grove of thirsty Alders on the island.  It can cope with more sun too but only if the soil retains more moisture.  An elegant choice for a woodland scheme or that difficult patch of dry shade in the garden where nothing else will grow.  

This plant is toxic if ingested