by Morrisons on May 15, 2012
Five years ago my wife Susanne brought back to this country a new panicle hydrangea from Europe named ‘Wim’s Red.’ We have three of these plants in our garden at home and they’ve all performed well. This year at Morrison’s we’ve finally been able to get our first of these plants in from Monrovia Nurseries for your own garden.
These are 2 gal. containers and are taken from the original cuttings Susanne had received from Jan Oprins of Oprins Nursery in Belgium for trials in the United States. This last year, Ball Horticultural obtained the U.S. rights to this plant and named it “Fire and Ice.” It could not be a more appropriate name for the flower as it starts out pure white in August, and fades first to pink, then a wine red color. The stems on this panicle hydrangea are very strong, purple in color and hold the flower upright and erect. This plant performs best in part sun to part shade.
With so many different and new hydrangeas coming on the market, it’s often difficult to choose, but this plant is so unique and I know Morrison’s is one of the first nurseries to make this spectacular plant available.