Enjoying a significant rise in shrub sales in general, T&M is thrilled that its customers are so enamoured with the amazing Hydrangea ‘Schloss Wackerbarth’. It has become the best-selling item from the Cottage Garden range and promises to be one of this year’s shrub successes. Named after the grand and impressive Schloss Wackerbarth, situated between Dresden and Meissen in Germany, the fabulous 3-coloured heads of this most eye-catching of shrubs have taken the gardening world by storm.
The rounded flower-heads are formed by dozens of red florets with blue-purple centres and each petal is tipped with an extraordinary shade of lime green. As with many varieties, hydrangea macrophylla ‘Schloss Wackerbarth’ produces slightly different colour tones depending on the pH of the soil.
Thompson & Morgan is putting the increase in shrub sales down to the unseasonably wet weather. This, coupled with relatively warm temperatures, means that traditional planting times for shrubs have been extended. Shrubs planted now will love the moist, warm conditions and will have lots of time to become well established before the winter frosts.