Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Mophead Hydrangea

Bi-colored Mophead Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Tivoli’

This interesting new cultivar of Hydrangea was spotted at a local grower when we were looking for some Pansies. Not quite in full bloom I did like the combination of the lime green and pink in the flowers. There isn’t a lot of information out for this plant yet but it is said to be a compact version of the parent. In general I find bi-colored flowers to be lovely and exotic and these one was no exception. There is also a dark blue and white type in the series named ‘Bavaria’.

The Pansies looked pretty picked over so we didn’t get any. It was easy to be distracted by all of the other spring stuff that they were selling. Our overnight temperatures are still a little low to put anything out but the hardiest flowers. It would be easy to be fooled by the daytime highs, which for us have been way over normal.

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