Cool off on hot summer days with fresh green blooms.
Invincibelle Limetta® hydrangea is the easy way to experience refreshing summer color every year. It's as reliable as the classic 'Annabelle,' but offers big-time improvements, like strong stems that hold the blooms upright all season, and a dwarf, rounded habit that makes it perfect to plant anywhere, from foundations to flower gardens. In early summer, spheres of lime green flowers appear. They lighten to a soft green-white before turning jade green for the rest of the season. They last clear through frost for a persistent show that takes practically no effort on your part - they are great for both fresh and dried cut flowers. Available in better garden centers in 2018.
Top three reasons to grow Invincibelle Limetta hydrangea:
1. Blooms every year, even in cold climates. It's practically fool-proof!
2. Flowers are held up on strong stems - no flopping.
3. Lime green flowers are perfect for the summer landscape, and it reblooms.
This perky plant blooms non-stop and its cool green flowers pair perfectly with most any plant or house color, so it's ideal for landscaping.
We recommend a minimum of six hours of sun for smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Limetta for the strongest stems and the most abundant flowers. In hot climates, afternoon shade is beneficial, but some sun is still recommended for the best results.
Prune Invincibelle Limetta hydrangea in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Remove any dead wood and cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height. This helps to preserve the strong woody base while also encouraging new growth for the best blooming.
A 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch helps shallow-rooted hydrangeas to conserve moisture and keep roots growing vigorously, which ensures the best performance. Fertilize in early spring, after the ground has thawed but before new growth begins, to ensure the best results.
Smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Limetta are native to North America - they grow wild in much of the central and southeastern U.S.