Hydrangea paniculata BABY LACE is characterised by its compact rounded growth habit, strong stems that hold the inflorescences upright and thick, dark green foliage.
Inflorescence: A panicle, 120mm x 100mm, with full blooms and bright white florets. The ray florets have showy sepals but no petals or reproductive organs; they retain their colour and are showy for about six weeks.
Introduced by Dr. Michael Dirr in 2011. US patent assigned in 2011 to University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc, Plant Introductions, Inc.
Zones: 3 to 9
Size: Compact (to 1.25m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 sepals, entire, broadly elliptical with obtuse to rounded apex, overlapping, 18mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Ovate. Margin: slightly serrate. Apex: acute. Base: acute. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, pubescent. 75mm l x 48mm w.