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lavenderlverAugust 28, 2012

I promised you a picture, when I got a camera:

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springwood_gardens(6B Pittsburgh)

I have one that blooms like that, where the petals fade to a flat grey color when they age. I have not ID'd it yet though.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 7:53AM
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lavenderlver

Springwood, we have several of these macros (NOID) and I adore them! Unfortunately, it's late in the season so the color is not as vibrant deep purple as it was last month.

Yes, these fade to a deep gray and pinkish color, very pretty!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 8:00AM
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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

Ah, yes the change of color! I read that in Japan there are many people who actually do not like hydrangeas because the bloom color is not stable and changes. Of course, last I looked at my roses, I had similar color changes with them too! Ha! I agree it would be nice to have a bloom that remains somewhat of the same color throughout the growing season, more than what we now see.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 9:09PM
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