Invincibelle Limetta Smooth Hydrangea Produces Pretty Garden-Green Blooms
While we love pink, purple, and blue hydrangeas—and have tried our hands at changing their colors—this summer, we're gravitating to something a little different. Enter the reblooming Invincibelle Limetta Smooth Hydrangea from Proven Winners, which has gorgeous green-and-white blooms. The flowers first appear in lime green hues and then turn green-white before finally fading to a deeper jade green.
These dwarf hydrangeas thrive in full sun (hello, Southern gardens!) with well-drained soil, and they are best grown in zones 3-8. They are versatile, though, and can withstand cold climates. Invincibelle Limettas are relatively compact and grow from 3-4 feet tall and wide with strong stems to support their pretty green blossoms. According to Proven Winners, this hydrangea is "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."
The blended green-and-white blooms mesh perfectly with any garden design and add textural interest wherever they're planted. We recommend using them in borders and containers or as part of a green-blooming garden vignette. They also make lovely cut flowers.
Invincibelle Limetta hydrangeas are low-maintenance and relatively hands-off plantings, and they're also reliable and can be counted to flower throughout the season, as well as year after year. They have a long season and will bloom from early summer through fall. To keep them looking their best, they require pruning, which should be done in late winter or early spring.
Try planting a batch of Invincibelle Limetta Smooth Hydrangeas—also known as Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA8' USPP 30,431, Can 6,346.—and you'll have pretty garden-green blooms in no time at all. You can find one-gallon pots of them at Home Depot available for delivery. (BUY IT: $31.11, homedepot.com). You can learn more about them at provenwinners.com.
What colors of hydrangeas do you have flowering in your garden now? Have you ever planted any green-blooming hydrangeas?