This hydrangea is named for naturally occurring in the wild near Anna Illinois. The Annabelle has a beautiful white flower that gets as big as 12 inches in diameter. They are a great addition to clip and add to any flower arrangement! They bloom from late spring through fall. They are fast growing and get to 5 feet tall and wide. Annabelles do well in the shade to partial sun. You can keep the dried out flowers on the stems all winter for a pretty highlight in your winter garden. If you don’t like the heads left on through the winter you can prune them in the fall after they are done blooming. You can prune them down to the ground since they grow flowers on new wood. It is not recommended to do this every year because it can start growing weaker stalks. Compost and mulch your hydrangeas and keep them well watered every week. They are a wonderful addition to your garden.