Anyone growing Sadie Ray or Little Lamb?

alisande(Zone 4b)May 31, 2009

I just ordered three hydrangea from the Bluestone sale: an oakleaf, macrophylla Sadie Ray, and paniculata Little Lamb. I've seen pics of oakleaves on the forums (and read raves), but I don't recall any mention of the other two. I'm wondering what I should do for them and I can expect from them.

Unfortunately, the GardenWeb search function is pretty useless these days.



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sue36(Z5 Maine)

I have a small Sadie Ray. It made it through the winter, thankfully. It is planted on the north side of the house and gets some morning sun and then a little afternoon as well. I planted a second (from Bluestone) one of the east side that will get much more sun. Not sure how it will do there, I'll move it next year if it's unhappy in August. I have a pretty large Little Lamb from a garden center. It came with almost no roots so took quite awhile to settle in, but it lost almost nothing over the winter. That is planted on the north side also, but gets more sun than the Sadie Ray location.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2009 at 3:59PM
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Both of my Sadie Rays made it thru the winter--but only one is blooming...

    Bookmark   June 2, 2009 at 10:24PM
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humbleone(6 Middle TN)


I have had a Sadie Ray for about 3, maybe 4 years. It has outperformed just about everything else that I have, including Endless Summer. It always blooms and has beautiful green leaves. It is a very good grower as well. I could divide it and easily get 5 plants, which I will do probably this year. You will love this one.


    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 7:44AM
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alisande(Zone 4b)

Thanks so much for the input, everyone. I'm glad I asked! I'm really looking forward to adding these to my garden.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 10:35AM
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I've got Little Lamb and love it. The link below shows how it looked the first year I planted it. And if you go farther in the album, you'll see how it matures and becomes a delightful show. I keep it small by pruning. I think this is year 3 and it's leaping. Wants to grow and grow. I adore the white blooms drooping to the ground so that it really does look like little lambs resting in my garden, but that's really not its habit. It's grown quite a bit wider since I've planted so that this year that singe plant is at least 5 feet, if not 6 feet wide. I think you'll like this one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Little Lamb

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 7:29PM
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