Limelight Hydrangea

Lee Rouse  |  7/30/2018 2:53:10 PM

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The Louisiana Super Plant program is an educational and marketing campaign that highlights tough and beautiful plants that perform well in Louisiana landscapes. Louisiana Super Plants have a proven track record having gone through several years of university evaluations and observations. Louisiana Super Plants are “university tested and industry approved”.

Each spring and fall LSU AgCenter horticulturists unveil a list of Louisiana Super Plants, evaluated and selected for their superior performance under Louisiana growing conditions.

Utilizing the LSU AgCenter’s extensive media resources, Louisiana Super Plants are promoted to generate interest and awareness of these hardy plants. The homeowner and professional alike can benefit from using Louisiana Super Plants for a successful landscape experience.

The 2018 Louisiana Super Plants introductions include ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea. Hydrangeas are very showy plants that are used to create great visual impacts in the landscape. Hydrangeas are known for their extraordinary blooms and ‘Limelight’ produces a bright lime-green to white inflorescence that is sure to impress. ‘Limelight’ will grow 6-8 feet tall and equally as wide in partial shade and does very well throughout Louisiana. Blooms will express on new growth in early summer and continue until early fall. ‘Limelight’ does great in the landscape and in containers due to the excessive flowering on upright stems. The ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea prefer well drained raised beds, and tend to require more water than other hydrangea cultivars, making them perfect plants for Louisiana landscapes. There are no major pest problems associated with ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea making it an excellent choice for you home. Remember, these plants will put on a show because they love the limelight!

The ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea will pair beautifully in the landscape with the previous winners of the Super plant program such as the ‘Kauai’ Torenia. This colorful warm season bedding plant will pop in the landscape when planted in front of the ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas. Torenia, also called wishbone flowers, only grow to 10-12 inches and will bloom from early spring well into the fall months with no dead heading necessary.

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