Popular old fashioned summer flowering
FEATURES: Large, glossy mid green foliage on sturdy
stems. Rounded 'mop head' or 'lacecap' flower heads in
shades of red, pink, blue, mauve and white.
CONDITIONS: Requires fertile, moist soils in a sheltered
site receiving filtered sunlight or semi-shade. Protect from
FOR BEST RESULTS: Alkaline soils favour pink flowers
which can be "blued" by adding acidic ammonium sulphate
to the soil. White flower colour is not affected by soil pH.
Prune back by half after flowering.
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
excellent shrub in cottage style gardens
welcome floral display in a shaded site
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