Long-term Research Results in Oakleaf Hydrangeas
for Small Landscapes
‘Ruby Slippers’ and ‘Munchkin’ are the result of approximately 12 years of controlled pollinations, selection, and testing by Arboretum Research Geneticist Sandy Reed, and are the first releases from the hydrangea genetic improvement program. Prior to their release, ‘Ruby Slippers’ and ‘Munchkin’ were evaluated by cooperators throughout the U.S. The U.S. National Arboretum does not have stock plants of ‘Ruby Slippers’ or ‘Munchkin’ available for general distribution, but the plants should be available in the retail market in 2011. Meanwhile, you can see these plants growing near the Administration Building at the National Arboretum. ‘Munchkin’ is located under the large crapemyrtle near the kiosk for tram tickets, and ‘Ruby Slippers’ can be seen near the southwest corner of the koi pond under the metasequoia.
Requests for wholesale availability or other information on these new cultivars should be addressed to: Dr. Sandra Reed, U.S. National Arboretum, 472 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110, or Sandra.Reed@ars.usda.gov. Or check out our ‘Ruby Slippers’ and ‘Munchkin’ fact sheets for more information on these exciting new plants.
Last Updated April 20, 2010 10:21 AM
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