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Hydrangea radiata ‘Terry Greer’

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Hydrangea radiata ‘Terry Greer’ is a mophead selection of silver-leaf hydrangea that was reportedly found in South Carolina. Most mophead hydrangeas produce high numbers of sterile flowers accompanied by smaller number of fertile flowers but H. radiata ‘Terry Greer’ and Hydrangea arborescens ‘Hayes Starburst’ are the exceptions to this rule.  Each of these hydrangeas produces flower heads with an abundance of double, sterile flowers but no fertile flowers. Best categorized as horticultural novelties or collectors’ plants, these hydrangeas have no pollen or nectar to offer and attract very low numbers of pollinators.  H. radiata ‘Terry Greer’ tends to flop and shares the same intolerance to full sun and dry conditions as other silver leaf hydrangeas.


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  • Common Name
    Terry Greer silver-leaf hydrangea  
  • Bloom Period
    late June – mid July  
  • Peak Bloom
    early July  
  • Size
    5’ x 6.5’ 
  • Flower Type
  • Inflorescence Diameter