Monday, January 05, 2009

Return of Bloomin' Tuesday...

.... and I have something incredible to show you! I was sorry I decided to take a break after I discovered this wonderful new hydrangea at my grocery store. They were selling them as indoor Christmas plants but had to mark some down for lack of water. I went to transplant it and it was in a 4 inch pot! The root was about 4 inches longer than the pot. Okay, I know, enough talk!

This is a "Shooting Star (Hydrangea macrophylla-Lace Cap). Shooting Star is by far the longest lasting of all Lace Cap varieties that is best in zones 7-9.


It will tolerate 20 to 90 degrees but prefers 55-75 degrees with morning sun and afternoon shade.

When I first brought it home it was almost pure white with a soft blue center. Now most of the plant is a beautiful blue hue.

Even the stars are having babies now!

Some even twins!

I will have to keep this as an indoor and deck plant, I'm afraid. I've told you how bad I am at indoor plants but I do LOVE this hydrangea! I didn't completely check this out but the label says you can get them at http://www.hanabayflowers.com/. I know some of you are coveting my beautiful hydrangea and others went to the link even before they finished reading this!
Welcome back to Bloomin' Tuesday!
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10 comments:

perennialgardener said...

OH Jean! That is a gorgeous Hydrangea, you know I am coveting it so much. :) And it would work outside in my zone 7b. Hmmm...now if I could just find a good space for it. ;) Great to see you back for Bloomin Tuesday, hope you enjoyed your holidays with the family.

Suzanne said...

Your hydrangea is absolutely breathtaking! Spectacular! I'm not sure there are enough superlatives!

Darla said...

I'm really going to try to participate when the fog rolls away and the sun comes up. Today sucked or yesterday I guess. It's 4:26 in the morning. One with pneumonia, one calling long distance as she watched an apt. burn and a call at 10:34 from the hospital, my son was a victim of a home invasion and beat in the head with a gun, he and three of his friends shoved in the bathroom and made to count to 100, they wiped out his house even took the food. Took the Dr. 45 min. to stop his head from bleeding. I haven't been this angry and scared in a long time!

Aiyana said...

I think this is probably my favorite! It is such a pure white. I did not know you could use these as houseplants. They don't sell them in our region because the soil is too alkaline. I would be tempted if I thought I could grow one as a houseplant.

Aiyana

Cedar ... said...

I've never seen one like that, only the regular "snowball" type. What an amazing plant. I love the twins! Keep us posted on how it continues ....

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Just Fabulous!!! Don't you wish you had a small green house connected to you home :-)

Deb said...

Its beautiful, and I've never seen one like it! Maybe it's white to match all the snow you've had! A great bloomin' Tuesday post! :)

PEA said...

Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous plant! I've never seen one quite like that before, it truly is stunning!! xoxo

Retro Girl said...

Wow this is so beautiful!! Wish we could grow those in my zone...I love Hydrangeas!

playsdolls said...

What a lucky lady you are,this is one off the most beautiful flowers I have seen.I am going to the site and see about getting me one or maybe two.Sorry I missed Blooming Tuesday,I was not online this week much.I will be here for next weeks Blooming Tuesday.