Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil. Cover to keep light out. Remove cover after germination.
Looking for a flowering vine that will add character and beauty to your garden? Look no further than Hydrangea anomala 'Petiolaris.' This superb climbing hydrangea is considered one of the best by experts Wyman and Dirr, and for good reason. While it may be slow to establish, once it takes hold it is incredibly reliable. The cinnamon-brown, exfoliating bark and dark green leaves make for an attractive backdrop to the show-stopping white summer flowers, arranged in flat-topped clusters up to 10 inches in diameter. This Japanese native has a unique climbing habit that sets it apart from other vines, with the stem growing vertically and horizontal branches extending from the main stem. Native to the woodlands of the Himalayas, southern and central China, and northern Myanmar, Hydrangea anomala 'Petiolaris' is a must-have for any garden looking for a striking and dependable climbing plant.