Veronicastrum & Hydrangea plant combination

Veronicastrum & Hydrangea plant combination

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6 plants (3 of each) £71.94
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Buy Veronicastrum & Hydrangea plant combination Veronicastrum & Hydrangea plant combination: A great planting partner

The plants in this collection will die right back in autumn, then fresh new growth will appear again in spring.


    The big rounded heads of the hydrangea look great when paired with the tapering spires that the veronicastrum provides. The white on white colouring is also a classic - and will look stylish in most settings.

    Each collection contains three of each of the following plants. The veronicastrums are in 9cm pots, whilethe hydrangeas are in 1.5-litre pots.

  • Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' Slender spires of white flowers from July to August above whorls of deep green leaves. This elegant perennial has self-supporting flowers making it ideal for adding height to sunny or partially shady border. It looks fabulous when planted with prairie plants or for adding vertical interest to white borders. Best grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

    Grows to 1.8m.

  • Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' One of the loveliest hydrangeas, this has huge globes of tightly packed, creamy white bracts that look like giant snowballs in late summer. As autumn progresses, the blowsy flowerheads fade to pale lime and the dark green, pointed leaves turn soft yellow. It has an upright habit and makes a breathtaking feature in a wide, partly shady border, particularly when planted in groups or with other hydrangeas. The flowerheads are a popular choice for dried flower arrangements. Grows to 2.5m.

  • Planting tips: Prepare the bed well by digging in lots of composted organic matter before you plant. For best results it is essential that the plants are kept well watered for the first year, particularly during warmer weather.

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Which plant would look good and grow under and around Hydrangea Annabelle in a partially shaded area on dry lightish soil.

Judith

Hello, There are a few things that spring to mind including... Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/liriope-muscari-monroe-white/classid.2000014593/ Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/euonymus-fortunei-emerald-gaiety/classid.3820/ Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vinca-minor-f-alba-gertrude-jekyll/classid.4516/

Helen

I want to plant these in a sunny spot and fill the border with these plants. My plan is plant In a border against a fence going for a fairly uniform look, what's the best planting plan for these two? Would the Veronicastrum go in front of the hydrangea or vice versa? Or should I stick to just the hydrangeas by themselves as pictured on here: https://a6adc47bb216dfe8a383-49bf67815854ec9e2c04a8f4abb9cbf5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/images/products2/pl/00/00/00/39/pl0000003968_card3_lg.jpg

greenfingerguy

Hello, There are no hard and fast rules. If however you are not going to prune your hydrangeas, then they will get taller than the veronicastrums, but if you don't mind them being a little lower, I would be tempted to cut the hydrangeas back each year in early spring and then thread the veronicastrums through them in random drifts.

Helen

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