Melua backs HTA hydrangea campaign

The hydrangea has been named as HTA's Plant of the Month for August and is being championed by singer Katie Melua.

Katie Melua
Katie Melua

She said: "Even as a singular flower head, a hydrangea is majestic to me.  Flowering from summer all the way through to autumn, large cone shaped hydrangea flowers command a lot of attention.  

She added: "The variety and richness of colours from white to the deepest purples are another glorious quality of this plant. Even when the flower is dying, the textures of the tiny flowers and the large florets, means the colours carrying on. 

"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."

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori' won RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2014 and also gold and best in category in the new plant awards at the HTA National Plant Show 2014.

Recommended RHS AGM varieties include:

  • Hydrangea Macrophylla Altona
  • Hydrangea Macrophylla Lanarth White
  • Hydrangea Macrophylla Mowe Teller Series
  • Hydrangea Macrophylla Zorro
  • Hydrangea Paniculata Limelight
  • Hydrangea Paniculata Pinkywinky


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