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  1. teresa

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    I'd like to know the identification of a couple of plants seen in vancouver island gardens june 19.

    030.JPG this one with the red stems


    036.JPG this one in front of a miscanthus "morning light"...owner says it blooms white later on?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The one in front in the second photo looks like Ajuga to me, or maybe someone will correct that.
    I wish someone would answer for the first one. It's quite attractive.
     
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    I think I saw the first one the other day in a garden center labelled limelight hydrangea? I hadn't seen one with red stems before.

    the second one was about 3 feet tall...so. not ajuga.
     
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    Thank you for being there to satisfy my need to know...and for the great links too!
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I have a feeling that Teresa was on the right track when she mentioned Limelight Hydrangea - a paniculata hydrangea. If you look at the arrangement of flower buds in her photo, you see they are more of a panicle than a globe as you would expect in macrophylla such as Lady in Red.

    I have no idea how many panicle hydrangeas have red stems but I doubt there are many. One notable one, Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry™ features red stems, "making quite a contrast against the green leaves." Plants grow upright, and then cascade later in the season. Excellent for fresh cut and dried flower arrangements.

    It was voted top plant of 2010 by the American Nursery and Landscape Association.

    Thank you Teresa for bringing this to my attention. I want one.

    There are lots of websites including: Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea | First Editions Plants .
     
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    Oh my...that is likely the cultivar. thanks margot.
     

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