A brand new variety for 2021, hydrangea ‘French Bolero’ will amaze all who see it with its incredible flowers that, unlike most hydrangeas, are carried along the entire length of its branches instead of only on the tips. A real breakthrough in breeding which it shares with hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’!
The abundance of white lace-cap flowers covering this shrub from June until October look simply amazing and change colour depending on the acidity of the soil. Alkaline soils will produce delightful soft pink blooms, whilst acid soil will give you beautiful pastel shades of blue and purple.
‘French Bolero’ has a wonderfully compact and airy, spreading habit and is perfect for growing in a large patio pot – where you can choose the compost to give you the flower colour you want – and it’s equally at home in the middle of the border. Wherever you plant this truly impressive hydrangea, the stunning flowers make it a real must-have addition to your garden, and the long, flower covered stems look spectacular as cut flowers too!
Once flowering is over in the autumn, the faded flower heads look amazing left on the plants, where they’ll become a much appreciated winter home to insects, and they look spectacular on frosty days. They can also be dried and used in indoor arrangements.
Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for planting, growing to a height and spread of 1m (3ft).