Hydrangea Invincibelle Spirit® II Description
It was a breeding breakthrough when Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs introduced Invincibelle Spirit, the first 'Annabelle'-type hydrangea with pink flowers - and this new and improved version sets the bar even higher! Invincibelle Spirit® II hydrangea boasts stronger stems, richer color, a neater habit, and improved reblooming over the original.
This overachiever of a hydrangea has supported the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a dollar per plant donation, and has raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for life-saving research so far. To help reach the next million, we here at Great Garden Plants are DOUBLING the donation for every plant purchased through us - $2 instead of the normal $1!
Invincibelle Spirit II hydrangea is a reliable smooth hydrangea that blooms ever year, even in cold areas. This means that FINALLY, gardeners in very cold areas can enjoy beautiful pink hydrangeas - it's hardy from zones 3-8.
It's not just fantastic pink blooms and strong stems (no flopping!) that set this hydrangea apart from 'Annabelle' - it also reblooms, producing fresh flowers all the way up til frost.
Invincible Spirit Hydrangea II makes a superb addition to any flower garden or landscape. It can also be planted as a flowering hedge. Big mophead blooms are attractive in the garden and as a cut flower - fresh or dried.
The pink hydrangea used to develop Invincibelle Spirit II hydrangea was discovered by a graduate student hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After many years of plant development and selection, this special plant stands above the rest for performance and reliability.
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 arborescens 'NCHA1'
- Common Name:
Annabelle hydrangea, smooth hydrangea, native hydrangea
- Sun Exposure:
Sun - part shade
- Ship Form:
- Soil Type:
Thrives in any average soil
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x Width:
4' x 5'
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
- Bloom Season:
Background, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen, Cut Flower, Native Plant Gardens
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:USPP 28,316
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Soil: Any average, well-drained soil is sufficient. Avoid wet areas. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch maintains moisture and keeps the shallow roots cool and growing vigorously.
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.
Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet.
Spacing: 4 - 5 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a granular rose fertilizer.
Winterizing: This hardy hydrangea doesn't require any special winter treatment.
Maintenance & Pruning: This hydrangea blooms on new wood, which means that it creates its flower buds after it begins to grow in spring. As such, it can be pruned in spring and will still bloom. We recommend pruning these hydrangeas back by about one-third their total height in late winter/early spring, which ensures growth comes from big, healthy buds and helps to build a strong woody base for good stem strength.
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