Since my Invincibelle Spirit blooms are smaller than expected, I have been looking into the Anna Bella Does anyone out there have Anna Bella? Does it have big blooms like Annabelle? Does it flop after a big rain? Are you pleased thus far with it?
Thanks for any info, Gail
I have 2 annabelle that do tend to flop in rain. I keep them upright with support. The blooms are good size and when they fade to green I spray them with white and burgundy floral spray and leave them on all winter. I love Annabelle because it is reliable and hardy.
Bookreader451 - Do they rebound a bit after a couple of days after the rain is over? How do you support them? That is a great idea about spraying them. Up here in the frozen tundra, that would be very pretty in the dead of winter to see some flower color!
hcmcdole - you are correct. I didn't even see the annabelle reference from bookreader - I just plowed forward with questions. ha. I saw some Bella Annas this weekend at a reputable nursery and the blooms looked suspiciously small. But I couldn't tell how old the blooms were. I have been bit with the Invincibelle Spirit as far as bloom size so I don't want to repeat that mistake.
How big was your plant? Mine is a starter plant so I don't mind gving it some time.
I learned my lesson from a four inch pot of Snow Queen I got from Park Seed at my last house - I thought it was a joke but after seven years it filled out to be a very large shrub. Instant gratification with hydrangeas is an oxymoron.