Hydrangea are a deciduous shrub with green foliage and large rounded Mop head flower heads throughout the summer months.
Hydrangea can grow between 50cms tall and 2 metres tall , by the same dimensions in width, depending on variety, health, happiness of location and maintenance or care. Hydrangeas can easily be kept to required heights and widths with regular pruning and manipulating.
Hydrangeas Prefer dappled shade all day or morning sun, but protection from the hot afternoon sun and winds and will thrive in moist, well drained soils.
Hydrangea are great for pots and containers, shaded gardens, borders or informal hedges for a dramatic and brilliant show of flowers during the summer months and the flowers can be used for flower arrangements and are great either fresh or dried.
Soil pH will change the colour of Hydrangeas, if your soil is to the acidic scale you will have light blue to dark blue to purple hydrangeas,..... if you soil is more to the alkaline scale, you can expect light pinks, to hot pinks to red..... n
particular varieties help to enhance the colour spectrum.... at Paddys, we dont offer the hundreds of particular or different varieties, you just get a straight forward macrophylla variety that will either turn shades of blue of pink in your garden, depending on your pH
Viola Labradorica Alpine Violet is a low clumping perennial violet that has small purple - green foliage and develops violet coloured flowers during the Spring and Summer months of the year. We have had Alpine Violets flower in the garden all throughout the year here in Monbulk, they are easy to grow and provide plenty of colour to shady areas of the garden.
Alpine Violet will grow up to 20cms tall by 45cms wide in semi shade to full shade, in moist well drained soils and needs to be protected from full sun, drying out and frosts.
Alpine Violet as mentioned above is ideal for areas of full shade with dampness and grows very well, providing an attractive carpet of foliage colour and flowers under trees and other plantings.