This incredibly hardy variety boasts amazing blooms (up to 12" across) held on thick, sturdy stems that dont flop. Flowers progress from lime green to white and back to green. They add heft to bouquets, fresh or dried. Blooms on new wood. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'Abetwo' PP 20,571
Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone. For more information on Hydrangea care, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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AnnZ from Cordova, TN
I ordered several plants in Spring 2009. They all lived and did well, but the blooms were no bigger than Annabelle. I am hoping for better luck in the second year. (But I will keep you posted) I have about 60 varieties of hydrangea in my yard, so I'm testing quite a few right now. So far my knock down favorite is Lime Light. It is SUPER!!
MK from Matawan, NJ
Nothing much the first year but was SHOCKED the second and third years. Growth was amazing and the flower heads are just huge! I am so happy to find more and had trouble finding the incrediball. Hardy and sturdy for sure. Over the past 4 weeks they have grow 3 feet and are not stopping. I obsess over how amazing this hydrangea is. Highly recommend!!
denold from Spokane, WA
This was the first plant I ordered from White Flower Farm. It arrived in the fall, but I was worried it won't survive. It was skinny, leaves were almost dried up, and just really pathetic. We planted it anyway, deadheaded before winter came, and hoped for the best. This is it's 1st year and it definitely thrived! We had multiple blooms and 90% were big. It got a lot of lookers for sure! I'm debating whether to get another one to plant beside it so it would fill the cove area, but after reading someone's comment that theirs kept growing, I think I will hold off. Maybe it will fill up the cove for its 2nd year!
Princeton Gardener from zone 6 - Princeton, NJ
I ordered 3 Incrediballs this Spring - all were rather small plants. 1 is nearly dead, but 2 are fine. Although the remaining plants are just a couple of branches, each plants is shooting out 6-8 mopheads per plant! The mopheads are huge compared to the supporting branch, and despite heavy rain, really do not flop over. I am really looking forward to what they will look like when the plant is more substantial.
Growing H. anomala arborescens
Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.
Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.
Pruning: Can be shortened, or pruned back to the ground, either in fall or early spring. Hydrangea arborescens blooms on new wood.
Reflowering: You may cut the first flowering stems of H. arborescens 'Annabelle' and hang to dry for arrangements; rebloom may then occur in August or September.
Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring; larger tree-form varieties are difficult to move once established, but it can be done. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.
End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.
Calendar of Care
Early Spring: Prune as indicated above. Prune out any dead wood from all varieties. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.
Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.
Summer: Cut flowering stems from H. arborescens 'Annabelle' and hang to dry if desired.
Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew. If not pruned in spring, plants can be shortened, or pruned back to the ground.
For more information on growing Hydrangeas, click here.