This mophead hydrangea is aptly named—it'll hold its color beautifully throughout the flowering season. It's a great variety for the garden, there's no big insect or disease dramas. It'll also bring in the beneficial pollinators. You can also bring the blooms out of the garden. A few flower heads create a beautiful fresh-cut or dried flower arrangement. If you want that vibrant pink color, alkaline soil is best. Add lime to soil if necessary. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink'
Sun Exposure:Partial Shade
Height/Habit:36 - 72 inches
Spread:4 - 6 feet
Spacing:4 - 6 feet
Flowering Date:June to August
Planting Instructions:Mulch 3" year round to maintain soil moisture. Side dress 5-10-5 fertilizer in spring. Shredded peat, compost, or bark is best.
Winter Care:Plant in a sheltered area in Northern zones and mulch well to reduce the loss of flower buds.
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast. Slower in the North regions.
Flower Form:Large, branched cluster.
Foliage Type:Medium green ovate leaves 6-9" long.
Pruning:Little pruning needed. If pruning, do so immediately after flowering. Remove any winter damaged wood. Trim to shape.
Soil Requirement:Well drained humus rich soil.
Watering Requirement:Requires average amount of water.
Additional Information:The soil pH will affect the color of the flowers (more blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slight acidic to alkaline soils). Adding lime to the soil will make the flowers appear more pink.
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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
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2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/31/19
2/11/19 - 5/31/19
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