Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea Is The Sweet Plant To Add To Your Garden

Flowers are a great addition to any garden and balcony. People spend a lot of time enriching their gardens with different and colorful flowers.

Are you familiar with hydrangeas? Well, these ones are called vanilla strawberries (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’) due to their colors. So, how can they not be a hit?

Jean Renault from France first introduced them to the world in 2010, and they were bred in France. This plant was named the plant of the year by The American Nursery and Landscape Association.

The reason why this plant got its name was because it changes its colors during growing season. First, it’s white, with a hint of pink, and as it grows, the pink color turns into strawberry.

It is large -- it grows up to 6 or 7 feet, and spreads 4-5 feet. If you plant it, make sure it has enough space to grow.

Fortunate for us, this flower is easy to grow, and it can be great to have it in our garden. It’s best to plant it in late autumn or spring. It requires full sun.


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This is how to plant it: dig a big enough hole for the root ball, making sure it gets a lot of water. It’s good if the soil is well-drained.

Fortunately, this plant doesn’t attract pests.


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It will bloom during the whole summer, so you will be able to see how it changes colors.

The leaves turn yellow before they fall off. In winter, this plant stays bare, since it shreds all its leaves.

You can use this flower as your wedding’s bouquet. The flowers can also be cut and dried in order to serve as home decoration. This plant is great for mass-planting, too.

A similar plant to the vanilla strawberry is the panicle hydrangea; it only differs in being smaller. The fire light hydrangea is also similar to the vanilla strawberry one.


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These flowers have taken the gardening world!