Want the absolute best new Hydrangea breeding? Magnificent, bright-blue flowers!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Tellers Blue’ – 6-8″ lacecap flowers that are of the deepest blue in acidic soils. Midsummer will find this deciduous shrub glowing with large flat flowers composed of very wide dense, deep cerulean blue to indigo sterile florets surrounding tiny fertile flowers even deeper in hue. The color holds well providing a flash of brilliant color through the summer. Accentuating the showy blooms is the bold shiny bright green leaves with a strongly toothed edge. The flower, appearing from summer to autumn, is very wide with darker colored tiny flowers in the center, and large sterile flowers facing up around the outer edge. This is an upright, spreading shrub with green, ovate, serrated leaves.
Hydrangeas are among the showiest of all the flowering shrubs. Spectacular in any landscape design, this dazzling shrub is versatile, vigorous and easy to cultivate. Hydrangeas have huge bouquets of clustered flowers, in various arrangements from lacecap to mophead from summer through fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size of plant and flower shape, flower color, and blooming time. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.