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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for July 11th - July 22nd, 2005

Picture of Hydrangea macrophylla serrata.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Hydrangea macrophylla subsp. serrata 'Bluebird', or 'Bluebird' tea-of-heaven.

An early bloomer, 'Bluebird' tea-of-heaven hydrangea can thrive in full sun to partial shade and
is reported to be drought resistant. When planted in alkaline soil the flowers turn pink to red, but
they will stay true to the 'Bluebird' name when planted in acidic soil. Native to mountain woodland
settings, the flower-caps can be also be used indoors for dried flower arrangements. Hydrangea macrophylla subsp. serrata 'Bluebird' is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 8. You can
view this 'Bluebird' tea-of-heaven hydrangea in the Asian Collections.

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