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"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.

Gardening is an instrument of grace. "

May Sarton
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

'Little Lime' Hydrangea

Limelight Hydrangeas in one of my landscapes - Jan Johnsen

I love the tall 'Limelight' Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight')  for its beautiful and reliable lime green flowers, easy growth and its easy care.
It is hardy to Zone 3 and thrives in full sun or partial shade. It makes both a wonderful cut flower and landscape plant.


Little Lime Hydrangea close up

Now there is a new dwarf form called 'Little Lime' from Proven Winners which grows in full sun or part shade. Its final height is 3-5’ tall and wide, about a third to half as big as Limelight.




These lime green flowers turn pinkish in late summer / early fall

This hydrangea blooms from midsummer to frost. Like its big sister, Little Lime’s flowers gradually change from lime-green to pink and make wonderful bouquets, fresh or dried.

It is especially charming as a container plant.

It will flower every year.  It will fit in any yard. It works well with most other plants in landscape designs. It will grow in full sun.

What's not to love?

6 comments:

  1. I never had enough room for Limelight (or better way of putting it, somewhere I can hide from the deer) but once Little Lime came along it was a match made in heaven for me. Love this shrub! Thank you for posting!!

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  2. I love the idea of using Little Lime Hydrangea as a container plant! That's how I can hide it from the deer! Thanks so much for another wonderful idea!

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  3. always looking for worthy new plants..thanks

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  4. It's lovely! I wonder if it would like hot and humid in loamy sand?

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  5. Hi, I enjoyed reading about your Limelight and Little Lime Hydrangeas. I found this page because it showed up on my webpage via Google Blog Search. http://www.squidoo.com/hydrangea-limelight

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  6. I haven't gotten great performance from my Limelights. Think they need a moister planting bed. However, my Oakleafs look great this year.

    http://hamptonsgarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/american-beauties.html

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