Need Hydrangea ID

botann(z8 SEof Seattle)September 24, 2012

I picked up this Hydrangea at the local supermarket in the florist dept. for my wife. I have had it for several years and it has maintained the pink color even though it's planted in acid soil. It has survived two of our Zone 8 winters with temps as low as the high singles. It came with no ID. Typical in a supermarket.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

Mike

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petchie

that looks like my Forever and Ever Summer Lace. It has remained pink even though everything around it is blue due to the soil. I picked 2 of mine up at the grocery (Price Chopper) and 1 at Lowes, so I know groceries were selling them

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 9:43AM
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gardengal48

Mike, it could also be a variety simply known as 'Pink Lacecap' - pretty creative name, huh?? Actually, I think that is a name assigned to a lot of these florist plants - the vast majority of which are unnamed (and non-patented) varieties.

FWIW, 'Summer Lace' is variable in its coloring due to soil pH - can be blue just as easily as pink. Mike - yours may even be a serrata - these tend to be nearly always lacecaps and I've found their coloring rather stable compared to most macs.

I think sometimes we rush to assign cultivar names to plants which maybe do not deserve them :-) Not all plants are registered cultivars, especially if seedling grown. Other than curiosity, is there a pressing need to ID this plant?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 5:36PM
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Springwood_Gardens(6B Pittsburgh)

I agree; my summer lace looks just like this in structure, right down to the leaf size color and spacing. It only seems to bloom on old wood but is extremely bud hardy.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 6:46PM
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Shineeday(5)

Hi Mike...it looks a lot like my endless summer twist-n-shout ....the flower in the pic shown is a lot darker than the one in my garden...its a pic of a pic! Good luck! Kristine

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 8:36PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

"I think sometimes we rush to assign cultivar names to plants which maybe do not deserve them :-) Not all plants are registered cultivars, especially if seedling grown. Other than curiosity, is there a pressing need to ID this plant?"
GardenGal

No pressing need to ID the Hydrangea. Guess I've been hanging out in the Conifer Forum too much. ;-)
Thanks for everyone's efforts.
Mike

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 12:51PM
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Springwood_Gardens(6B Pittsburgh)

Twist n shout has ruddy colored stems and darker leaves. I highly doubt the specimen in the photo would be that.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 7:48AM
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