Teller's Blue pics from my garden

innominata(Z6A MA)July 27, 2005

I wanted to share with the forum pictures I've taken recently of my Teller's Blue Hydrangea. It has become one of my favorite plants. Please enjoy.

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yellowgirl(z9aOrlandoFL)

Would like to enjoy but unfortunately can't see them!! Try again.....yg

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 1:36PM
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innominata(Z6A MA)

Here goes a second try:
Can you see them now?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 2:52PM
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yellowgirl(z9aOrlandoFL)

Nope....

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 3:55PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

Nope, I can't see them either. And I could a hydrangea fix today :b

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 4:01PM
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jeff_al

it appears that you have tried to link them to your yahoo mail account. you will need to get another site to host your pictures and make the account public for us to view them here.
i use photobucket. it's free.
once you load your pictures there, copy the "tag" of the image and paste it into the body of text in your post.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 4:16PM
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innominata(Z6A MA)

Sorry everyone! I'll try again. Here goes:

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 4:31PM
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yellowgirl(z9aOrlandoFL)

Hey hey!!! Worth the wait...they look happy, healthy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing....yg

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 4:42PM
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jeff_al

beautiful colors! you could call it 'teller's violet'. ;-)

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 10:37AM
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hayseedman(z5/6 Ct.)

Very pretty. Thanks for posting them.

Teller's Blue is the same plant as 'Blaumeise' and it's one of my favorites, too. Here is some comments about Teller Blue (Blaumeise) that I had posted before.

The "Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas" has this to say

A strong growing shrub up to five feet or more. On acid soils with low aluminum this plant is brillantly pink, later turning to a dirty mix of pink and blue; however, when it is well fed with aluminum sulphate, it is one of the best blue lacecaps.

And Dirr's "Hydrangeas for American Gardens" says that

...the Teller Series(with bird names like 'Blaumeise')...They were all lacecaps, bred for potplant suse, but are common in gardens. A wild white lacecap was crossed with the red mophead, 'Todi' to prodce the 26 cultivars. ...'Teller Blue' ('Blaumeise') is conidered the hardiest by most hydrangea experts ....Unfortunately they are mildew susecptible.

Here's a couple of pictures I have on Photobucket.

Thanks. Hay.
Hay.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 6:25PM
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Rayven(z6 Central Ore.)

absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had some. been trying to find someone with a blue hrdrangea so send me a start. YOurs are very lovely, GOod job

    Bookmark   August 1, 2005 at 10:46AM
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jleek(5/ma)

Yes, thank you for taking the time to be able to finally post pictures. Where did you find this plant. I have a whole area that I wish to do in hyderangers that I think would be lovely from the street.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 10:53AM
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Bonbon_N_KS(5b)

Rayvan, I was in Oregon last month, hydrangea's are so much prettier there than in KS, guess it's our heat. We stopped in Scappose and I took sooo many pictures.

One of the (if not THE) most beautiful states. Coasts, mountains, valleys, just gorgeous. (I'm going back next year)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 12:00PM
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yellowgirl(z9aOrlandoFL)

Holy mackeral Bonbon!!!....Keep 'em comin'.......yg

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 12:22PM
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jeff_al

i can't see the flowers for looking at the soil in that photo, bonbon! ;-)
that looks like what i wish i had to work with.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2005 at 10:16AM
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Molineux(6b)

Gorgous pics innominata. I was especially happy to learn that Blaumeise (Teller's Blue) was hardy in your zone 6a garden. Do you provide any sort of winter protection or do you grow the shrub au natural?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2006 at 9:08AM
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EGO45(6bCT)

Reviving this old thread for the practical reason.
I just got a bunch of them (Teller's Blue) from...our local HD.
Well grown 2G pots for $12, some plants even have swelling flower buds.
How could I pass them? :-)
Anyway, I just recently 'discovered' part-sun bed with approximately 350sf of planting space where I'd like to create 'mass-planting-mess' made strictly out of serratas and macs. I wouldn't be worry about spacing since I'd like them to grow thru each other in a haphazard fashion. (That also will provide me with the planting fields for all those dozens ground layered suckers of all kinds I have to keep in pots every year untill they are large enough for their own spots in the garden).
The only rule I have to obey is not to plant taller plants in a front of the smaller ones.
So, how tall I should expect Blaumeise to be in a warmer part of z6? May I expect it to bloom being unprotected? (For comparison, all serratas bloom here every year, Nikko and Glowing Embers blooms 3 out of 4 years, but Princess Beatrix and King George only 2 out of 4)

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 2:01PM
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yellowgirl(z9aOrlandoFL)

Hi George, glad you brought this post back up. The pics are great. As it turns out, I just became a victim of a beautiful new Blaumeise that found me at Lowes for $30.00. The flower heads were 9 inches across!! I have Blaumeise cuttings from last year but this plant was "instant gratification" so, like you, I had to have it and tore out some old unhappy hedges to make yet another hydrangea bed. (when does it end?)

My understanding is that it can grow to about 5 ft or better, however, the Tellers are known for being very suseptible to Spring frosts as they are a bit tender, even though Blaumeise is noted as being the hardiest "of the Tellers". Many nurseries list their hardiness zones as 7 - 9. Since you are in a "warm" zone 6 and already have them anyway, what have you got to lose? These outstanding lacecap blooms sure would be worth a try and they are almost as pretty, if not more so, when they fade and dry. .....yg

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 10:10AM
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seventowers(6)

Hi , Is there a difference between the Fasan (pheasant) Hydra and the Taube Hydra ? I believe that both of these are from the Teller Red series , is this correct?
How can you tell the two apart ? What do I need to look for ?
Any info would be great
Thanks
Laura

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 7:28PM
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yellowgirl(z9aOrlandoFL)

Laura,

They are indeed both Tellers. I believe Fasan has more vivid pink/red color and a tighter more overlapping ring of sterile sepals than Taube which is known for it's big rose pink colored blooms in the right ph but can turn purple/blue in acidic soil. Both are tender and somewhat risky in zone 6.....yg

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 11:42AM
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rschluss

Hi,

I wanted to revive this thread once again to gush about how much I love Blaumeise. I got 2 at my local HD last spring for $12 each. They made lovely container plants on my patio until october, when i put them both in the ground.

Imagine my disappointment this past winter to come home and find that one of the plants was plowed down to the ground. This spring I was happy to find that the plant (a clump of roots) made it through the winter and was budding from the ground. I dug it up and moved it to a location where it needn't fear another plowing this winter. I figured that it would provide lovely foliage this year, but was delighted to find that it is actually blooming this year.

Long-story short, I would definitely categorize it as a hardier hydrangea that was well worth the purchase.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 12:42PM
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gardenlover25

Wooooooooooooooow! I'm mesmerized by hydrangeas photos. I think I'm going to start collecting different hybrids of Hydrangeas. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see more photos.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 1:54PM
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EGO45(6bCT)

Out of 4 Blaumeisse I bought in 2007 two died almost to the ground for the two past winters, one has 3-5 blooms on a 4x4' shrub and one, which I overwinter in a pot, blooms like never before: 12-15 blooms on a 3x3 shrub in 5G pot.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 4:54PM
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ditas

I too, am glad this is back up ... the gzillion 'Hardy Hydrangea' at HD I was inquiring about the other day - looked exactly like the top left one, in Bonbon's shared pic taken in Oregon ... an infusion of those colors & huge sepals!!! So that's what they are 'Teller's Blue' huh ... just a patio (to impress) plant, in our zone ... glad I didn't fall victim!

Thanks for your input George! Â;) Innominata's Blaumeisse is another story ... but not for my zone either! Â:(

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 10:27PM
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madeyna(7/8)

Thanks for posting the that first blue. It took my breath away ,just stunning. That grouping is a insperation as well.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 12:32AM
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wisteria_harrystotle_com

Moi cet hivers j'essaie de garder mon :
Hortensia Lacecap Blue
dans son pot dans la maison,
est-ce qu'il y a quelqu'un qui la deja essayer ?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2010 at 12:10AM
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