Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Hydrangea 'Preziosa'

 
Hydrangea 'Preziosa'
Hydrangea 'Preziosa'
Hydrangea 'Preziosa'
When they first open, the flowers are nearly white

Synonym(s) Hydrangea serrata, Hydrangea macrophylla
Family hydrangeaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z6-9)
Flowers white/lavender changing to burgundy (summer-fall)
Size 3-4'
Light part shade
Cultural notes prefers moist, fertile soil

My identification of this lovely hydrangea is tentative, since I lost records of its original purchase - but it's a close fit suggested by online gardening friends (let me know if you disagree). What I am sure of is that it's our favorite hydrangea. It stays compact and full-foliaged throughout the year. The flowers start in June on the light end of the spectrum - white tinged with pink or lavender. As the summer progresses, they undergo a range of color changes through the purple hues, to wind up in late summer as deep burgundy clusters. Then they persist on the shrub well into fall.
Our specimen is planted close to the house and gets morning and evening sun. It prefers to be protected from hot afternoon sun, unless its soil is reliably moist. Probably due to its sheltered location, we have lots of flowers every year, even after more severe winters.

Hydrangea 'Preziosa'
multicolor splendor
Hydrangea 'Preziosa'
yet another color on the same plant

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: shade garden

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Hydrangea 'Preziosa'


Some particularly helpful links to other websites


Visitors to this page have left the following comments


I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: July 17, 2008
Contact me