What's the name of this plant?

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What's the name of this plant?

Post by lotuswelcome » 04 Sep 2011, 12:12

hello! I wonder if anybody knows what this plant is. I saw it some place near Alfriston. Any ideas? I think is beautiful.
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Post by Susanne » 04 Sep 2011, 14:13

It looks like a lace cap hydrangea to me. They are used by landscapers in these parts but I'm not sure about where you live. They are beautiful. :D Hope this helps!
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Post by lotuswelcome » 04 Sep 2011, 17:16

hi Susanne!

I think you are right! Thank you very much for that! Now I know what to look for :) . I would like some in my garden next year. I'll send you pictures.

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Post by anemone » 04 Sep 2011, 17:17

It is an Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla' I think, do you remember if the leaves were a bit softer feeling than the usual Hydrangea? A wee bit like velvet?

If it didn't have softer leaves it still is a Hydrangea :grin:
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Post by anemone » 04 Sep 2011, 17:28

euh I feel a bit bustling in here, I'm only just here in Druid's Grove, but I am already into (wild mainly) flowers when I was a child and it just slipped out of my mouth :oops:
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Post by lotuswelcome » 04 Sep 2011, 19:46

Hi Anemone,

I can't remember the texture of the leaves but I think , looking at this link, that Susanne had it spot on

http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/lacecaps.html

You are very welcome to bustle in as much as you want and I also love wild flowers. Welcome to the boards and I hope to hear more from you

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Post by anemone » 04 Sep 2011, 20:45

Thanks for your welcome, and they're beautiful anyway!
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Post by Susanne » 04 Sep 2011, 23:37

lotuswelcome wrote:hi Susanne!

I think you are right! Thank you very much for that! Now I know what to look for :) . I would like some in my garden next year. I'll send you pictures.

hugs and blessings from rainy England.

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I'd love to see them. Happy planting!
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Post by mark the compost elf » 05 Sep 2011, 12:53

Depending how hairy the leaves were (and whether under the leaves were a redder fuzz) then it could be a Hydrangea sikeniensis (spelling?) rarer than the others but just as beautiful.
From decay comes growth, fungal or otherwise. All stages of death are filled with life and life to be. Creation is made up of ugly beauty that is gorgeous to those who can feel as well as they can see.

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Re: What's the name of this plant?

Post by lotuswelcome » 08 Sep 2011, 17:43

hi Mark!

thanks for your suggestion. Next time , I'll have a closer look at the leaves. If I plant one next year, i'll post pics.

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