All About The Endless Summer Hydrangea
This brightly-colored hydrangea revolutionized the way hydrangeas are used in landscapes. ‘Endless Summer’ was the first hydrangea discovered that blooms on the previous year’s woody stems and the new season’s growth.
A whole series of Endless Summer Hydrangeas followed “the Original”. There are now 5 varieties:
The Original® –
Large, mop-head blooms in either blue or pink depending upon your soil’s pH level. It grows to 3 x 5 feet tall and wide and is a rounded shaped plant.
Twist & Shout® –
was the first re-blooming lacecap hydrangea in deep pink or periwinkle blue (depending on soil pH). The stems are red which ad even more interest to the plant and it grows to 3-5’ tall and 3-4’ wide.
Depending on the pH or your soil, it blooms rose-pink or purple flowers. It has red/purple stems and red veins on the leaves and grows to 3-4’ tall and 4-5’ wide.
Blushing Bride® –
has white semi-double florets, which change to blush pink or Carolina blue depending on the pH of your soil. It grows to 3-6’ tall and 3-6’ wide.
Summer Crush® –
the newest addition to the family this has bright, raspberry red or neon purple blooms, again dependent upon the pH or your soil. It is very bright!. It is smaller growing 18-36” height to 18-36” wide. Great in containers or in the ground.
Plant these in a shady spot and be prepared to water daily – especially once we reach 90+ degrees. This series will not disappoint if you do your part.
Disease-resistant and hardy, this hydrangea offers color from spring until fall. Versatile and beautiful, the ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea is a great addition to almost any landscape.