Thursday, August 25, 2016
|Hydrangea Star Gazer double blossom|
Text and photos by Victoria Gilleland
What a gorgeous hydrangea! There are hundreds of different Hydrangea varieties available but not many as beautiful as this stunner. The variegated color pattern of the blossoms makes a truly unique statement in the summer garden.
Star Gazer has gorgeous variegated flowers that may be blue or pink and white depending on the soil in which it is grown. In the Northwest our soil is usually acidic so flowers will likely be blue.
|Double Delight Star Gazer Hydrangea|
Blossom color varies widely depending on growing conditions. Some shrubs produce blue or pink pastel colored blossoms while others have intense blue, purple, pink or reddish variegated flowers.
Star Gazer is usually around 4 x 4 feet and blooms reliably on both old and new wood throughout summer. Like most hydrangeas locate this shrub in a shady spot. More sun is an option if the plant is watered regularly.
Double Delight Star Gazer Hydrangea would make a fabulous addition to most any shade garden!
Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kompeito’
Victoria Gilleland is the owner of Cottage Garden Designs, a Garden Design company specializing in Redesign of Residential Gardens, Garden Consultation and Coaching. She has been designing gardens in the northwest for over 20 years.