'ENDLESS SUMMER' BLUE MOPHEAD HYDRANGEA
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The 'Endless Summer' Blue Mophead Hydrangea is a spectacular flowering shrub that stands as a testament to beauty and resilience in the garden. Its exceptional ability to bloom on both old and new wood sets it apart, promising a non-stop show of large, round, blue clusters of flowers from late spring through fall.
This hydrangea variety reaches a mature size of 3-5 feet tall and wide, making it a perfect candidate for borders, hedges, or standalone specimens. Its dark green, glossy leaves provide a striking contrast to the brilliant blue blooms, adding to its visual appeal. These stunning flowers also make excellent cut or dried flowers for your indoor arrangements.
USDA Hardiness Zones: The 'Endless Summer' Blue Mophead Hydrangea is hardy in USDA zones 4-9, making it a versatile selection for many gardeners.
Sunlight: The plant thrives in morning sun and afternoon shade, especially in warmer climates. In cooler climates, it can tolerate more sun.
Soil: Plant your 'Endless Summer' in rich, well-drained soil. It prefers slightly acidic soil conditions. The color of the blooms can change based on the soil's pH level. For classic blue flowers, the soil should be acidic (pH below 6).
Water: Hydrangeas love water. Ensure the plant receives regular watering, especially during dry periods. However, avoid over-watering or allowing the plant to sit in water, as this can lead to root rot.
Fertilizer: Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in early spring to encourage strong growth and prolific blooming. If you want to maintain the blue flowers, consider a fertilizer high in phosphorus to keep the soil acidity levels up.
Pruning: Pruning is not necessary for 'Endless Summer' Hydrangeas, as they bloom on both old and new wood. If you wish to prune for size or shape, do so immediately after flowering to avoid removing next year's buds.
Winter Care: In colder climates (zones 4-5), consider mulching around the base of the plant to provide winter protection.
The 'Endless Summer' Blue Mophead Hydrangea lives up to its name, offering an endless summer of unparalleled beauty. Its hardy nature and lengthy blooming period make it a favorite among garden enthusiasts. Add this magnificent shrub to your garden and enjoy its enchanting display season after season.