A red, white and blue hydrangea? It’s for real. Sidi Limehouse of Rosebank Farms on Johns Island recently discovered red, white and blue blooms on a single hydrangea bush planted near one of his farm sheds.
He promises that it’s an accident of nature, the odds akin to winning the Powerball lottery, especially the appearance of the white bloom with the red and blue ones.
Hydrangeas’ flower color is determined by the soil’s pH, but a white hydrangea “is a white hydrangea and you can’t change the color,” says Limehouse, who has about 3,000 hydrangea plants.