Hydrangea is August plant of the month

The Horticultural Trades Association's (HTA) Plant of the Month for August 2015 is the hydrangea.

Katie Melua-HTA
Katie Melua-HTA

Musician, singer and keen gardener Katie Melua is backing the HTA plant promotion.

She said: "The Hydrangea, even as a singular flower head, is majestic to me. I used a lot of hydrangeas at my September wedding and was able to keep and dry nearly all of them; they still fill the house with that richness and bring back the lovely memories of that day."

Recommended RHS AGM varieties include:

  • Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'Altona'
  • Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa'
  • Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
  • Companion plants:
  • Miscanthus 'Silver Veil'
  • Helianthus 'Loddon Gold'
  • Echinops 'Taplow Blue'

Download the Plant of the Month media pack, including high resolution photos via this link - https://cloud.the-hta.org.uk/public.php?service=files&t=f6334d0385c8324d35283645bdaf14c7

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