Wedding Gown Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dancing Snow’)
Wedding Gown Hydrangea
Even though the Wedding Gown™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dancing Snow’ PP21052) is named after the ubiquitous dress, these beauties will make your garden gorgeous for months at a time, year after year, no proposal necessary! Easy to grow and forgiving of “brown thumbs”, this is a great plant for a beginning gardener. It will make you look like a pro! It’s also a fantastic gift for almost any occasion!
Each fully double, pristine white flower head that makes up this lacecap flowering shrub’s many clusters, is like a perfect miniature bride’s bouquet! The small double flowers in the center are surrounded by an outer ring of larger double flowers that give the entire shrub a lacey hand-embroidered effect. Despite being a lacecap, these are rounded clusters instead of flattened discs.
The flowers come on strong in the late spring and continue well into the fall if they are deadheaded regularly. You know, of course, what this means? It means armfuls of blooms for your flower vases all season long!
Loving part shade, Wedding Gown Hydrangea is a dream shrub for foundation plantings, beds under large trees or natural garden edges! Try them in big pots on the front entry, too! The smaller size is perfect for brightening smaller shadowy spots and urban courtyards alike. Pot up in a large planter for your balcony, porch or patio!
The brilliant white blooms and green leaves are a dramatic combination to add elegance and frills to cottage gardens, perennial beds and borders, flank the start or end of a pathway, and bask in the shade of a hardscape, fence, large tree or shrubs shadow.
For the most blooms and strongest growth, plant Hydrangeas in partial shade to part sun, favoring morning sun and afternoon shade in the hottest of the USDA growing zones 5-9. Plant Hydrangea in moderate, and consistent moisture and enriched organic soil. Bigleaf Hydrangea bloom on new wood and usually most all stems have a flower which is the amazing thing about this plant!
|Common name||Wedding Gown Hydrangea|
|Botanical name||Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dancing Snow'|
|Height||3 - 4 ft.|
|Width||3 - 4 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|