Hydrangeas are true garden classics, and with these new varieties you can achieve all that old-fashioned charm, plus reliable flowering at least twice per season—year after year. That's because these bloom on both old and new wood. This also means they're more reliable than typical hydrangeas in northern climates. Even if a surprise spring frost takes some of the old–wood buds, new–wood buds create plenty of blooms to enjoy. They'll jazz up a border, or you could use them in container gardening. You may also want to snip a few flower heads for outstanding fresh flower arrangements. These are all macrophylla varieties, so they will produce blue flowers in more acidic soils and pink flowers in more alkaline soils. Hydrangea macrophylla 'REI05' P18508, 'RIE 13' PP18476, 'Early Sensation'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:24 - 36 inches
Spread:30 - 60 inches
Spacing:30 - 60 inches
Flowering Date:Early to until frost
Winter Care:Should be mulched and protected in the Northern zones.
Flower Color:blue, pink
Pruning:Remove all dead wood in early spring. After 5 years, prune out one third old wood to the ground each year in early spring to revitalize plant. Remove spent blooms to encourage additional blooms
Soil Requirement:Grows best in well-drained soil with good organic matter; prefers slightly acidic soil; avoid heavy clay with poor drainage. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry
Watering Requirement:Water thoroughly when dry.
Additional Information:Soil with ph level of about 5.2-5.5 will produce blue flowers, soil with pH level of about 6.0-6.2 will produce pink flowers
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
5/6/19 - 6/7/19
3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A & 7B
2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/17/19
2/11/19 - 5/17/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 13th, 2019