Invincibelle Lace Smooth Hydrangea is a variety of the hydrangea that has smooth leaves in contrast to the deeply veined, serrated and often deeply lobed leaves of other varieties. Sporting lacy panicles of purple and white florets held suspended on ruby red stems, you will not find a more graceful hydrangea for your home landscape. This flower type is more typical of the lace cap variety of hydrangeas in contrast to the mop head varieties. These beautiful deciduous shrubs make a great addition to an informal garden, border, or as a specimen or foundation for your landscape and prefer a full sun location with a little afternoon shade in extreme heat regions.
Native to Asia and the Americas, they have a wide range of hardiness, Zones 3a to 8a, in which they will flourish. These are not the variety of hydrangea that are hyper accumulative to aluminum ions in the soil, so you will not be able to affect the flower color by manipulating the soil acidity. They attract pollinators, so bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will appreciate you for including this versatile plant in your landscape. A favorite of florists for their large flower heads, hydrangea make wonderful cut flowers. They also make an attractive dried flower for your arrangements, so bring them indoors in this form or leave them in your winter garden to appreciate the tawny brown texture of their spent heads.
Invincibelle Lace Hydrangea Care
Hydrangeas prefer a moist, rich well drained soil and they thrive in full sun or sun with some afternoon shade. Planting is best done in the spring or the fall. Dig a hole that is wider than the root ball and amend the native soil with some well composted material or peat moss to help retain moisture. Water deeply after planting and about 2-3 times a week until they are established and begin to put out new growth. Then water weekly, preferably in the morning so that the leaves have time to dry off in the sun, reducing chances of any disease forming. Hydrangea are shallow rooted so an application of shredded bark mulch applied around the shrub will help retain moisture for the delicate roots, and aged manure or well composted organic material may be all you need for fertilization. Hydrangea arborescens is not a fussy pH variety, they tolerate an acidic or neutral soil.
If you are going to prune your hydrangeas, prune in the early spring before the plant breaks dormancy as this shrub produces flowers off of new wood. If you are in a harsh winter region and your plant dies back to the ground, prune it down all the way and it will sprout new growth in the spring. Remove any dead wood to prepare for fresh new wood. Apply several inches of mulch around the base of your shrub in late fall once the plant has gone dormant to protect it from the extremes of winter temperatures.
Invincibelle Lace Hydrangea Spacing
This is a rounded compact shrub that grows up to 60 inches tall and 60 inches wide, so space it 48 to 60 inches apart if it is not being utilized as a stand alone specimen shrub. These shrubs look beautiful when massed out as a border, on a bright woodland edge to naturalize between your sun and shade areas and as foundation or specimen plants. They can also be used as container plants for your patio. Fertilize and water container plants more frequently and choose a wide planter that will keep your shrub from blowing over in the wind.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.