Strawberry Vanilla® is a delicious new hydrangea from the French breeder Jean Renault.
Flowers emerge creamy white in mid summer, transition to pink and finally to a deep strawberry pink in fall. The flowers will remind you of a refreshing strawberry sundae on a hot summer afternoon.
With its awesome colors and relatively small size, this hydrangea can add beauty to any garden. The fantastic flower of the Strawberry Vanilla® lasts well into fall and are perfect for fresh cut and dried flower arrangements.
Combine the Strawberry Vanilla® with other Hydrangeas in your garden. Mix different varieties to enjoy a longer bloom time! The Strawberry Vanilla® Hydrangea a fast growing Hydrangea so it makes a great hedge plant. The upright habit and large flower panicles will add a strong yet elegant form to any border or natural area.
|Grows in Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea Paniculata 'Renhy'|
Questions and Answers
How To Care for your new Strawberry Vanilla® Hydrangea
When planting your First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Hydrangeas. Avoid planting hydrangeas in summer when temperatures are mid80s or higher.
The Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade. This variety's color is not affected by soil pH. Throughout its life a Hydrangea will do best with a deep watering once weekly during hot temperatures. Mulching at about 3 inches deep is highly recommended for hydrangeas. Mulching will cut back on watering needs and protect your plant in extreme temperatures. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer for flowering plants. Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in early summer for best results. You don’t need to prune hydrangeas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The First Editions collection is pest and disease resistant making care a breeze!
Landscape Ideas for your Strawberry Vanilla® Hydrangea
The Vanilla Strawberry® Hydrangea is perfect for accenting your home and garden! Anchoring the corners of your home with this stand out shrub will add color, beauty, and flair like no other! You will love the endless blooms in a hedge or group planting. Try a staggered hedge with the Strawberry Vanilla® in back and the Strawberry Sundae® in front for a stellar look and phenomenal display.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
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