whole bunch of hydrangea IDs (help?)

Jenny(5a NY)April 12, 2014

Hi! I've got a boat-load of hydrangea photos taken last summer, that a friend is trying to get identified for a garden walk in a few months. Unfortunately, many of them are sans flowers... (the botanist in me cringes!)... but we'd be happy with any input, to help us get the possibilities narrowed down. There are 15 images, total. I am posting this both on the Hydrangea board and the "Name that plant!" board.

Thanks for your help!!

Jenny

photo 1: (have been advised this looks like Annabelle)

photo 2:

photo 3:

photo 4:

photo 5:

photo 6:

photo 7:

photo 8:

photo 9:

photo 10:

photo 11:

photo 12:

photo 13:

photo 14:

photo 15:

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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

They're mostly H. arborescens forms (domed flowerheads) or H. paniculata forms (pointed heads) except for #9 H. macrophylla cultivar and a climbing hydrangead (with vining stems) and an oakleaf hydrangea (with lobed leaves). Many of them are wilted, as though having needed to be watered at photo time.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 12:21PM
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Jenny(5a NY)

Thanks, bboy! That's a huge help. Yeah... I think my friend took most of the photos during last year's drought, so I'm surprised they look as good as they do.

Any ideas on photos 5 & 7? They seem unique, but I'm not sure where to start. #7 has an elongated panicle shape to some of the inflorescences, but I'm not familiar enough with the genus to know if there's another species that it could be other than H. paniculata.

Jenny

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 1:12AM
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Carrie B

#'s 5 & 7 both appear to be paniculata. There are many cultivars of H. paniculata, so hard to tell which specific one(s.)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 7:18AM
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