Little Honey Hydrangea
Leaves keep their yellow hue well into summer!
Plant Patent #15,477. The most beautiful and distinctive Oakleaf Hydrangea I've ever had the pleasure of seeing, 'Little Honey' adds a whole new look to this family of multi-season shrubs! A sport of the popular dwarf 'Pee Wee', 'Little Honey' just oozes charm, from its bright gold foliage to its scarlet autumn tones!
The show begins in early spring, when the large, oakleaf-shaped leaves unfurl a brilliant gold. This color remains right through spring and well into summer, eventually darkening to chartreuse and finally green just as the huge 6- to 8-inch white bloom trusses -- giant snowy wands in the shade garden! -- appear to liven things up again. And with the first nip of autumn cold, the leaves burnish a brilliant scarlet! Even the stems turn red, and if you live in the southern portion of 'Little Honey's hardiness range, these leaves and stems will stay put right through winter! How's that for all-season beauty!
Just 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, 'Little Honey' is the perfect size for the foundation, patio, front-yard accent, or any place of honor in the sunny (in the north) to partially shaded (further south) garden. It looks terrific with its parent 'Pee Wee', as well as with Kalmias, which bloom in late spring and segue nicely into 'Little Honey's flower show!
'Pee Wee' is famous for its garden-worthiness -- vigor, ease of care, and year-round appeal. You'll find 'Little Honey' even more exciting than its parent in this respect. For luscious color year-round, you just can't top this Wayside Exclusive shrub!
Space plants about 3 feet apart in any good garden soil receiving partial to full sun. Zones 5-9.
|Variety||Little Honey PP#15,477|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Mid Summer|
|Plant Height||4 ft|
|Plant Width||5 ft - 6 ft|
|Bloom Color||Red, White|
|Foliage Color||Gold, Yellow|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant|
|Season Of Interest||Summer|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Virgin Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada|