Hydrangea Endless Summer® Description
Bold giant blue or pink blooms is a dependable bloomer in northern climates blooming on both old and new wood!
Endless Summer Hydrangea was developed in Minnesota by Bailey Nursery so now you can have the most beautiful southern shrub as far north as Canada! Great of course, for southern gardens too, of course, with superb heat and humidity resistance. A macrophylla type, it makes a statement growing 5' tall and 4' wide with rounded habit and erect, thick stems and continue to take the world by storm.
Giant 8-10" mopheads of a rich blue or pink (depending on your soil ph) begin in summer and continue well into fall. Blooms on both old and new growth so if old growth is damaged by late spring frosts, that you will still get flowers during the summer on new growth. Excellent dark green foliage.
How to Grow Endless Summer
Grow in a medium, rich and moist well drained soil in morning sun sun with protection form the intense afternoon sun. Give copious amount of water during the prolonged summer dry spells. This types has the ability to change flower color depending on the ph of the soil. Produces bluest flowers in acid soils with a ph of 5.0-5.5, pink flowers in more alkaline soils with a ph of 6.0-6.5. Espoma makes a soil acidifer that lowers soil pH and turns Hydrangea blue. Espoma Garden Lime does just the opposite - by making Hydrangea pink. (See our article below for more info on growing, color and pruning).
Designing with Hydrangea Endless Summer
Endless Summer is valued for its bold foliage and abundant flowers. Lends a dramatic look in a hedge border and can soften the ugliness of a chain fence border. Adds a beautiful focal point to container gardening when displayed at an entryway or patio.
Endless Summer combines well with many perennials including Heuchera, Hostas, Hardy Ferns, Hellebores
Special Features: Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer
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- Ship Form:
1/2 gallon pot
- Soil Type:
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- Height x Width:
5' x 4'
- Flower Color:
Pink, Purple or Blue
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- Bloom Season:
Background, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: 15,298 ('Bailmer')
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Mulch to conserve moisture, and buffer soil temperatures.
Generally, a soil pH below 5.0 results in deep, vivid blues, and as the pH rises, the flowers range from blue to lavender to mauve to a vivid deep pink at pH 7.0 (neutral). The pH determines the availability of aluminum in the soil; this element is more readily available in acid soils, and this availability results in the blue flower color. Since phosphorus ties up aluminum in soils, using a fertilizer low in this nutrient will aid in attaining blue flowers. If pink flowers are desired and your soil is acid, simply add lime to raise the pH and use a balanced fertilizer. Aluminum sulfate will lower pH if blue flowers are desired.
Light: Most varieties tolerate full sun in the north, but benefit from afternoon shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. In the south, plants require afternoon shade. Intolerant of drought, with foliage tending to decline considerably in dry conditions
Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet.
Spacing: 3-4 ft.
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15).
Winterizing: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.
Maintenance & Pruning: This variety blooms on both old and new wood. Cut back stems by August by about half if plants are growing too tall. Remove some of the oldest stems at ground level to thin out the shrub as needed. In spring, only prune out dead wood once the new growth has emerged. Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring.
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