The blooms on Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ initially opens to a creamy white blossom. Then when the blooms fade they take on a green tint that eventually turns a deep mauve color. As you can see here the edges of these green sepals are turning pink. Before long the entire blossom will have a rosy glow. This color-changing effect gives this plant constant interest through out the season.
Things can change so quickly…
I just posted this past Tuesday about the blooms on my Clematis ‘Sweet Autumn’. As some you might recall they were full near the lower edge of this vine. Here less than a week later and the entire mass of vines is blooming. It is so spectacular at this time of the year. There were a couple of butterflies hovering near the plant when I took this picture. I don’t blame them, the fragrance is so wonderful that you can’t help but want to linger in this part of the garden.