new hydrangea - Golden Crane
I am such a sucker for well-done marketing and for anything Dan Hinkley-related so I bought me a brand new hydrangea of a species I am unfamiliar with. Since I really have no garden to speak of any more, yet another plant to grow on in a container :-)
It is Hydrangea angustipetala 'MonLongShou', aka Golden Crane, a very early (late spring) blooming lacecap type with -- get this -- fragrant flowers!! So far my smallish 2G shrub has a bunch of long narrow leaves but no signs yet of any flower buds. Apparently this type blooms on new wood so the obvious cutting back the nursery plant evidenced should not be a deterrant to any flowering. Looking forward to fragrant white sterile lacecaps surrounding chartreuse-yellow fertile flowers.