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Which White Hydrangea shall I choose

Uncle MortUncle Mort Posts: 77
I have a dilemma. On my travels I have seen a two gorgeous white Hydrangeas, one had a greenish tinge to the flowers and it was covered from top to bottom. I have tried researching the variety and I think it may have been Hydrangea Madame Emil Mouillere, although I cant be certain.  The other Hydrangea was planted outside a house facing Hereford Cathedral and I think it was a variety called Annabelle. Whilst looking up Annabelle I come across a variety called Incrediball which says is an improved variety as it does not flop as much.

I only have room for one which is for a north east facing front garden in light to medium loamy soil with leaf mould added. I have numerous other herbaceous perennials growing there and would like to plant it towards the back.

So out of the varieties mentioned which one would you choose, or do you have a variety of white Hydrangea which you consider is better than those mentioned.


  • AlchemistAlchemist Posts: 268
    I have incrediball and paniculata limelight. Love these plants as they both make a big impact when in bloom. Both are white with limelight a bit greener. I prefer the flowers of the incrediball a bit more than the other. But you need to water it quite regularly or it will wilt and crisp up. On the other hand paniculata is bombproof. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,052
    The oak leaf hydrangea will do well there. They don't need so much moist soil or shde either. They have beautiful autumn colour too.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Little lime is a more compact version 
  • Uncle MortUncle Mort Posts: 77
    I prefer the shape of the flowers on incrediball , I was looking up pruning and I can prune it hard which will give me bigger flowers and hopefully control it's size if it gets too big.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Paniculata types are the only hydrangea bushes that pollinators go for. So I would choose that. Moonlight is lovely.

    Annabelle is said to flop.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,882
    Lace caps are good for bees, very complex mating ritual with those.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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