Lime Rickey® Smooth Hydrangea

Huge lime-green blooms every year! Hot summer weather calls for refreshing Lime Rickey® hydrangea! Cool, lime-green flowers appear each summer, even after harsh winters. The large, full mophead flowers are held on powerfully strong stems that are unphased by even serious summer rainfall. Each is comprised of hundreds of marbeled green florets and dotted with pink pollen in the center. Makes a great cut flower, fresh or dried, and attracts pollinators by the score.

Additional information

Dimensions4 × 4 ft
Botanical Name

Hydrangea arborescens 'SMNHALR' pp#28858, cbr#5627

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Green

Foliage Color

Green

Height

4-5'

Width/Spread

4-5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Ground Cover, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Cut flower, Native, Salt tolerant

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Light: It depends on the climate you live in. For gardens at the cooler end of their hardiness range, they will thrive in full sun. For gardens at the warmer end of the range, it benefits from placement in afternoon shade.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. Soil pH does not affect flower color.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. When the buds begin to swell noticeably, cut the whole plant back by one third. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2″. This will help it absorb more water.

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