Hydrangea Veerle is a hard to find treasure featuring beautiful lacecap flowers on compact deciduous plants. Very free flowering, this hydrangea blooms very early in the season, from mid-June, repeating to the end of September. Even in colder areas where hydrangeas don't get going until later in the summer 'Veerle' will be early. The flowers will be pink or blue, depending on your soil type. The lacecap flowers consist of fertile and sterile flowers. After pollination, the sterile flowers pivot down and colour old-pink. Because of its early flowering 'Veerle' can give a second bloom when it is cut back immediately after the first bloom. In autumn the green leaves of 'Veerle' colour from wine red to deep purple. Planted in groups 'Veerle' creates an astonishing sight, although it is equally suited as a solitary specimen or even in a patio planter. Hydrangea 'Veerle' is very hardy, with the most northerly growing Japanese hydrangeas in its parentage, meaning it will thrive in all areas of the UK. We recommend complementing Veerle with blue Hostas, such as Halcyon, and perennials like Verbena bonariensis and Anthriscus Ravenswing or other perennials with dark leaves or hot pink flowers. This Hydrangea works well in a woodland setting or a mixed shrub border and prefers humus-rich garden soil. It grows best in part shade but will do well in full sun. A truly beautiful plant. Supplied in approx 3 litre containers. Super bushy plants in approx. 3 litre containers, covered in buds and flowers as pictured. All coloured up with the lovely heads of flowers, these look great at the moment. Plant and enjoy now and they'll establish in your garden to provide more blooms later this summer too, and flourish again and again year after year providing even more interest in future seasons. Available Whilst stocks last!!