Hydrangea serrata Veerle (Lacecap Hydrangea)
A very hardy and floriferous lacecap, Hydrangea Veerle is early with the first delicate blue lacecap flowers appearing in mid june and the display continuing until September, especially if these bushy plants are deadheaded as the first flowers fade. Healthy green foliage turns to warm deep hues of red and purple in Autumn, this really is a masterpiece! One of the toughest Hydrangeas in our range, great for more Northern gardens and thrives a bit more exposure than many Hydrangeas are happy with. Use Hydrangea Veerle in the woodland garden or pride of place in a flowerbed or large container closer to the house, they look great in larger drifts if you have space to cover and naturally – make a great informal hedge!
Hydrangea serrata Veerle is easy to grow in sun or partial shade, they prefer a rich moisture retaining soil that doesnt dry out too much in Summer, thinnner and lighter soils would benefit from a good amount of organic matter being well mixed in the hole at planting time and these glorious shrubs enjoy a good mulch being applied during Spring to get the best from them, this is especially the case for younger plants. Prune the old flower heads off in spring, reducing the plants back to a strong bud and removing any weak or crossing stems. We recommend adding Rootgrow when planting all Hydrangeas to give them the best start.
Blue Flowered Hydrangea information – the colour of the flowers depends on you soil pH, soil needs to be acidic (pH less than 7) for them to be blue:
Soil pH above 7 (alkaline) Blue Hydrangea cultivars will have pink flowers
Soil pH at 7 (neutral) Blue Hydrangeas will have pink/lilac/mauve flowers
Soil pH under 7 (acidic) Blue Hydrangeas will have blue flowers.
You can add blueing powder (aluminium salts) to alkaline soils which may help although planting white or pink varieties may be a better solution.
How to grow Hydrangea Veerle
Position: Full sun, partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, leaves drop from the plant in Autumn and fresh new ones emerge in Spring.
Soil and site: Any good soil that retains moisture in Summer, Hydrangeas dont like to be dry.
Flowering time: July to September
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 120cm high x 120cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune and mulch in Spring
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.