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Hydrangea 'Runaway Bride'

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2018

One of the most floriferous and vigorous hydrangeas

Six times more flowers than the average hydrangea

Produces a profusion of lacecap white flowers flushed with pale pink

Flowers from late spring/early summer well into autumn

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Height Up to 120cm (47in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47in)

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Description

Awarded the prestigious title of Plant of the Year for 2018 at Chelsea Flower Show!

This is one of the most floriferous and vigorous hydrangeas we've ever seen. Most Hydrangeas produce just one bloom on the end of each branch; but Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride® 'Snow White' flowers from the lateral buds along the length of each stem. The result of this unique trait? You can expect up to 6 large blooms on every branch to create a breathtaking, showy display!

Pure white, lace-cap flowers, flushed with pale pink, are carried on gently trailing stems from late spring, continuing all through the summer. Neat, compact and perfectly hardy, this exceptionally elegant shrub makes a fantastic specimen for patio containers or mixed borders. Wherever you plant it, Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride® 'Snow White' will undoubtedly be a star attraction! Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 120cm (47").

Paul Masters, Head of Horticulture at Thompson & Morgan, comments this afternoon from RHS Chelsea Flower Show:

We’re completely over the moon to have taken first and third place in the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018. Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride® 'Snow White' is a truly spectacular plant - I’ve never seen so many flowers on a hydrangea! To see six blooms on each branch is unheard of. It really is incredible!

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


1 x 1 litre potted hydrangea plant (KB1799)
2 x 1 litre potted hydrangea plants (KB1801)
2 x 2 litre potted hydrangea plants (TKA7724)
1 x 3.6 litre potted hydrangea plant (TKA1041)
1 x 2 litre potted hydrangea plant (KA6750)
1 x 6 litre potted hydrangea plant (KA7331)
2 x 6 litre potted hydrangea plants (KA8085)
1 x 15 litre potted hydrangea plant (KB4071)

How to Grow
Hydrangeas prefers a position in shade or semi-shade, with shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. Improve the soil prior to planting by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Alternatively, plant Hydrangea macrophylla in patio containers in ericaceous compost.
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When do hydrangeas flower?

Hydrangeas flower from July to September, with 'Runaway Bride' producing masses of white blooms.

Where should I plant hydrangeas?

Hydrangeas benefit from shade or semi-shade, sheltered from cold and wind. They'll grow well in moist, fertile soil. If you're planting in pots, use an ericaceous compost.

What special care do hydrangeas need?

Leave faded hydrangea flower heads in place until new buds form in spring to protect the buds from frost. 'Runaway Bride' is a particularly heavy feeder, but needs less water than other cultivars. Prune after flowering, and keep the base of the plant well-mulched.

Feed and water regularly, but avoid waterlogging the soil.

Leave the faded hydrangea flower heads in place until the new buds swell in spring to protect the delicate buds from frost damage.

Leave new growth in situ after pruning, as this Hydrangea flowers on new growth unlike most others. After pruning hydrangeas, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Caution: All parts of hydrangea will upset the stomach if eaten. The foliage may also aggravate skin allergies.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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