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
Lamium Maculatum or Beacon Silver is a mat forming perennial ground cover plant that has grey-green foliage with silver markings and bears clusters of hooded mauve/purple/pinkish flowers during the spring and summer months.
Beacon Silver grows well in full sun, but prefers part shade or filtered light positions in moist to well drained soils. I have used Beacon silver in heavy shade ( full shade) and it has performed well.
Beacon Silver will grow 15cms tall by up to 1 metre wide and is a fantastic ground cover for underneath trees or spilling over banks, pots and retaining walls. it also makes a great hanging basket.
Absolutely beautiful in flower in partial shaded areas and even when its not in flower the foliage is just as attractive on its own.