Spot the difference! Besides the dog, you’ll find a plant swap.
This was the first view that inspired thoughts of transplanting this fall. In this case, I wanted to change out that dark pink bigleaf hydrangea for the more subdued Invincibelle Sublime™ smooth hydrangea to match the new white and green aesthetic I’m working toward for this part of the garden. As you walk through your garden this fall, you might have similar feelings. The itch for change!
Invincibelle Sublime™ Hydrangea
Bent stems and unimpressive, small flowers are a thing of the past with this strangely thrilling native hydrangea. Everything about it is impressive. Rigid stems. Long lasting blooms. Extreme cold and heat tolerance. Best of all, it has an especially strong presence in the landscape. Its masses of lime green blooms make an impact from far away and draw you in where you’ll see lovely detail, as each bloom is dotted with bright pink pollen.
- full (6+ hrs) to part sun (4-6 hrs)
- 3.5-5 ft. tall and wide
- USDA zones 3-9 (-40°F/-40°C)
What can I expect from my newly planted shrub?
Typically they get established within a year or so and during that time they don’t put on much above ground growth. They are working to get a root system established. If you see wilting, leaf spots, or anything strange, check out this article on the topic.
Find out why sassafras leaves are the way they are in the latest episode of the Gardening Simplified podcast.