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- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
Cool off on hot summer days with fresh green blooms.
Invincibelle Limetta® hydrangea is the easy way to experience refreshing summer color every year. It's 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. In early summer, spheres of lime green flowers appear. They lighten to a soft green-white before turning jade green for the rest of the season. They last clear through frost for a persistent show that takes practically no effort on your part - they are great for both fresh and dried cut flowers. Available in better garden centers in 2018.
Top three reasons to grow Invincibelle Limetta hydrangea:
1. Blooms every year, even in cold climates. It's practically fool-proof!
2. Flowers are held up on strong stems - no flopping.
3. Lime green flowers are perfect for the summer landscape, and it reblooms.Best SellerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not NecessaryNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8aWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This perky plant blooms non-stop and its cool green flowers pair perfectly with most any plant or house color, so it's ideal for landscaping.Maintenance Notes:
We recommend a minimum of six hours of sun for smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Limetta for the strongest stems and the most abundant flowers. In hot climates, afternoon shade is beneficial, but some sun is still recommended for the best results.
Prune Invincibelle Limetta hydrangea in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Remove any dead wood and cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height. This helps to preserve the strong woody base while also encouraging new growth for the best blooming.
A 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch helps shallow-rooted hydrangeas to conserve moisture and keep roots growing vigorously, which ensures the best performance. Fertilize in early spring, after the ground has thawed but before new growth begins, to ensure the best results.Fun Facts:
Smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Limetta are native to North America - they grow wild in much of the central and southeastern U.S.Invincibelle Limetta® Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA8' USPP 30,431, Can PBRAF
Gina, Illinois, United States, 21 weeks ago
So I must have the stalking barrel of laughs with 3 of my dwarf limetta hydrangeas. They were planted this year, and recieve afternoon sun. Weaker than a life wished to live. The other 3 are doing great, which are in the shade. I've read about chicken wire and burlap to protect them in harsh winters which we do have here in Illinois, plus facing the north for the most partGina, Illinois, United States, 21 weeks ago
This is a GREAT plant. I just love how it blooms lime, turns white for a while and then and goes back lime (the stage it is at now as I type this). It has not flopped with the heavy rains and is the perfect size for in front of the landscape. I have mine near some Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers and it really brings out their colors, especially the paprika color. You will not be disappointed with this plant. I want to add more now!!Cheryl Dexter, New York, United States, 1 year ago