How good are the new hydrangeas?
or how much better?
I will be offering at least a dozen new selections this spring, mostly in the paniculatas, but I also succumbed to the gorgeous pictures of the Ball releases in the macrophyllas. Well shoot, even nursery people sit around all winter and pour over catalogs too, you know!
So all these are NEW! and IMPROVED! I have been in this business for a long time, and know that that's not always true for my customers. You gotta grow them for awhile, and see what they do in your garden.
Anyway, I'm interested in hearing what anyone has to say about any of the newer selections. Some of course are just too new to have a track record yet. But others have been out there a couple of years or so.
Quickfire - altho highly rated in a recent Fine Gardening article, I find the blossoms too small. Doesn't color pink very well in a hot Kansas summer.
Pinky Winky - hasn't colored up well for me. Stupid name, as well.
Limelight - very good, heavy bloomer. I hope Little Lime will do the same.
Incredibelle Spirit - My customers walk right past it. Color isn't bad, tho.
Let's hear what you folks think...