Lacy blooms and gracefully arching branches bestow pure elegance upon the garden in this sweetheart of a shrub. White Wedding® Hydrangea produces colossal flower heads packed with delicate white petals, each stem a bouquet unto itself. The blousy blossoms make sturdy cuttings and add allure throughout the garden. While solo plants provide stunning accents, planting White Wedding in masses yields dramatic results.
Make an Entrance
What better way to greet guests than an entryway erupting in blooms? For a warm welcome, mass White Wedding Hydrangea in entrance gardens and repeat plants intermittently along the entire approach to the home. Carry the invitation all the way to the door by flanking the entryway or porch with a pair of White Wedding Hydrangeas, either in containers or planted in ground.
Weave color among the hydrangea using evergreen foliage. For a subdued look, plant a rolling bed of Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum below White Wedding. The broad leaves of White Wedding pair well with finer foliage. Try planting clusters of burgundy-red Flirt™ Nandina to provide gentle accents of color wherever they are needed.
Create a Luxurious Retreat
With a gently mounding habit and abundant blooms, White Wedding Hydrangea provides the foundation for a simple romantic garden. Use several shrubs to line the edges of an intimate space where you can escape at the end of the day. Add a cozy chair and you have the perfect refuge.
A few small additions complete the experience, such as fragrant flowers to soothe the senses. Place herbs with aromatic foliage like ‘Meerlo’ Lavender in places where you are likely to brush against them, releasing the fragrant oils. A clump of Scent First® Raspberry Surprise Dianthus provides a spicy, clove-like aroma without overpowering the senses.
The classic romantic garden features only white blooms, with the color palette extended by incorporating multiple shades of green and touches of silver or white-variegated foliage. Platinum Beauty™ Lomandra and EverColor® ‘Everest’ Carex are fine examples, with soft, flowing foliage. When using color in the romantic garden, stick to soft tints of blue, pink and lavender to maintain a tranquil atmosphere.
White Wedding Hydrangea poking through the slats of a white picket fence—how quaint! For cottage-inspired whimsy line a fencerow with White Wedding and sturdy perennials. Plant the perennials in clumps for greater impact and repeat each variety along the length of the bed. Echinaceas like Crazy Pink™ are a staple of the cottage garden. For a bold look, add the globe-like blossoms of Little Blue Fountain™ Agapanthus. The cottage style is free-form and forgiving, so have fun.
With such versatility, White Wedding fits almost any garden style. The billowy blooms are equally at home as a specimen in Asian-themed designs or massed along paths in a woodland garden. Whether you are a traditionalist or minimalist, you’re bound to fall in love with White Wedding Hydrangea.