Planting Hydrangeas: Once you have prepared your soil, lay out the plants in your intended design. Be sure to keep in mind full mature size of the plants, ensuring that they will barely touch at full size. This will make your garden look full and allow for air to still circulate through the garden. Dig your planting hole slightly larger than the pot size, and place any fertilizer, organic material or nutrients needed to improve your soil mix in the hole before putting your hydrangea in place. If the roots are tightly packed, loosen them gently with your fingers before planting the hydrangea to encourage root growth and spread once in the ground. Make sure that the crown of the plant – where the base of the stems meets the soil – is even with the ground level. If the hydrangea is placed too high, it can easily dry out. If the crown is placed too low when planting, it can cause hydrangeas not to bloom and potentially rot. Refill the hole with soil and pack it firmly around the crown to create a water dam around the newly planted hydrangea. Fill the dam with water, let it drain and then refill it.
Endless Summer Hydrangea Original Shrub
$25.99 – $74.99
The Original hydrangea revolutionized the way gardeners were able to incorporate hydrangeas in their landscapes. It was the first hydrangea discovered that blooms on the previous year’s woody stems and the new season’s growth. With The Original, you get an endless summer of possibilities and incredible color from spring through fall. Whether you are looking for full foundation plantings, striking container gardens or beautiful cut flower hydrangea arrangements, The Original Endless Summer hydrangea is a hardy, disease-resistant and time-tested sensation. With easy-to-change Color Kits available, The Original also has the ability to bloom as an eye-catching blue hydrangea OR pink hydrangea by adjusting your soil’s pH level as needed. This versatility and demonstrated quality makes The Original a must for your garden landscape!
- USDA zones 4 to 9
- Mature size 54″ W x 42″ H
- Large full blooms throughout Spring and Summer
- Changes color with color kits
- Partial shade
- Flowers can be cut and used in vases and floral arrangements
- Deciduous – Foliage loss in winter and new growth in spring
- Botanical Name – Hydrangea Macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ PP15, 298
- Ships dormant winter through early spring
- Plants are trimmed at times when shipped to promote plant health
- Average shipping height – 1g 8-12 inches, 2g 12-18 inches, 3g 18-22 inches, 5g 22-26 inches