The, "OLD" Hydrangea?

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  1. Atwood Terrace

    Atwood Terrace Seedling

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    Is the, "Limelight" the OLD Hydrangea?, Is this the one you would have found growing in your great-great grandmothers garden?

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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    If Limelight is the cultivar name then no it is not an old Hydrangea. The old fashioned ones are the great-great- grandparents of the modern cultivars but a cultivar isn't likely to be more than about 20 yrs old.

    Also, do you know the species of the Hydrangea? 'Limelight' is a cultivar of Hydrangea paniculata, there are at least 5 different species of them. Knowing that might help you find out if 'Limelight' is the descendant of one that could be classified as old fashioned.
     
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    no, I don't know all the spicies of Hydrangea., Just trying to find the type that may had been around 75 years ago. -What I'm really trying to avoid is the new age, "grafted, improved, new colors", etc., types.,But Thanks toni, I didn't know this.
     
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    Where did your great-g live?
     



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    Mmmm, -Zone 5 ?
     
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