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Endless Summer Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea

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Massive balls of blossoms will delight you for an entire season with this repeat bloomer. This Hydrangea is super easy to care for and will accept most any soil type as long as it is well drained. Flowers are easily dried for lovely indoor arrangements in fall and winter. Ideal if you want ongoing flower power!


Endless Summer Hydrangea

Blooms every year - no matter what

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Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

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Keep summer around even long after it's over with the Endless Summer Hydrangea.

Blooming early in the summer season, this incredibly beautiful, frost-proof plant will give the warmth of summer to your garden with lovely blooms up until Thanksgiving!

Compare that to other typical hydrangeas that only bloom for a few weeks before withering for the year. And these colorful blooms are gigantic--almost as big as a soccer ball!

This versatile plant will produce a parade of flowers whether planted in shade or full sun. Hydrangeas make great hedges, line a fence or walk way with them. 

So lovely are the blooms that many enthusiasts gather them to create their own indoor floral arrangements.

The great news is after clipping, you'll get even more flowers!

Change the color of the flowers you produce simply by adjusting the pH in your soil. For blue, adjust soil to a higher acidity. And if hot pink is your preference, just go to more alkaline soil.

So if you can't get enough of your favorite season, the Endless Summer Hydrangea is definitely for you.

 

Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 4-6 ft.
Mature Width: 4-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Balimer'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Endless Summer Hydrangea

Specific Directions for Endless Summer Hydrangea
Place your Endless Summer Hydrangeas in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Hydrangeas can tolerate full sun they prefer partial shade and afternoon shade is ideal. Plant your Endless Summer Hydrangeas two feet apart for a hedge.

Endless Summer Hydrangeas will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Water your Hydrangeas twice a week during the summer. Every Spring fertilize your Endless Summer Hydrangeas with a slow release fertilize that's high in phosphorous to encourage more blooms.

Early every Spring your Endless Summer Hydrangea will start blooming and the blooms will last until the Fall! To change your blooms to pink keep the pH balance of your soil around 6.5 - 7.0, raise your pH balance by adding lime to your soil. For blue blooms your soil will need to be more acidic with a pH balance around 5.0 - 5.8. Add sulfur to lower your pH balance.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Endless Summer Hydrangea.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Endless Summer Hydrangea gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Endless Summer Hydrangea again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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The Best! Months and months of flowers! I added coffee grinds to the soil to get big beautiful blue blooms.
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Love these plants. I bought six of them last summer to border my front porch. They all survived the winter, and have double the blooms compared to last year! Only complaint is it took longer to receive my order because it was not processed properly. I called the company and they sent the plants right away
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Excellent product and had plenty of blooms!!
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My Endless Summer Hydrangea is really beautiful. I planted it exactly as the instructions told me to and it has thrived. It is still blooming and today is Oct 25 so it truly has lived up to the name Endless Summer
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Will these work in full shade; like on the side of a house with no direct sunlight?
Rebecca W on Mar 19, 2015
can we plant this in full sun ?We live in central ne.
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: We have several planted in full sun and, so far, they are doing well.
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planted one 3 years ago and it has never bloomed should I cut it back in the fall to promote flowers in the spring ?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: Hydrangeas won't boom if planted in the wrong zone where they get too cold in the winter, or if they're suddenly hit by a late Spring Frost. Hydrangeas are suited for zones 4 - 9. It's best to prune in the Spring to remove dead tips from the Winter.

Fertilize your hydrangeas once or twice in the summer prior to August. Apply a good time release fertilizer 1-2 times a year. Fertilize in zones 6-8 in May and July. If you live in zones 5 or north, one good fertilizing in June will suffice. Discontinue fertilizing if the plant appears wilted or unhealthy. Restore the Hydrangea back to health before any additional applications.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 12, 2014
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when do I fertilize the endless hydrangea?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: You generally would fertilize hydrangeas when you would normally fertilize most perennials, during the start of their most active growing season in the spring. But remember to research the best type of fertilizer for them, some shrub fertilizers only support vigorous foliage growth, versus blooming habit.
Reply · Report · S W on Aug 25, 2014
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What attention do you need to give to the plant after bloom color disapearsWhat attention do give to the plant after bloom color disappears?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: They were a gift to someone, so I really cant be of help
Reply · Report · Doug G on Jun 13, 2014
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Should I cut the flowers off as I prepare the hydrangeas for winter? I live in Racine, Wisconsin, Zone 5. Before I cover the plants with a biodegradable covering (filled with fallen leaves from trees for winter insulation), should I, or should I not, cut off the blooms? Some are still in color and most are fading to white/brown. Thank you.
Joe K on Oct 29, 2014
Best Answer: I would lean towards cutting off the blooms in the Fall. I would worry the nutrients sent to them, if left on the plant, may comprise the hardiness of the remaining plant through the Winter.
Reply · Report · Jodi N on Nov 25, 2014
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can you plant this in wet soils?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: Sorry I don't have an answer for wet soils. I planted the Hydrangea last summer and they survived a very harsh winter and have flowered continuously since mid spring.
Reply · Report · Joseph R on Jul 20, 2014
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How tall do they grow? How far apart to plant multiple plants.
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Endless Summer Hydrangea gets 4 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 6 wide. We recommend planting them 3 feet apart and letting their foliage fill in.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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Do I need to deadhead endless summer hydrangea?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: I didn't deadhead them. Two out of 3 are blooming nicely - waiting in the 3 one to flower. Good luck!
Reply · Report · Linda N on Jun 15, 2014
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Today we received a pink plant, When can we make make soil more acid so we can have blue flowers?
This is a new question
Mark Bisanzo on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: To change from blue to pink you need to change from an acid soil to an alkaline one. In other words, you need to raise the pH level of the soil. This can be accomplished by applying dolomitic lime several times a year. You will have to test your soil and aim for a pH of about (6.0 to 6.2).

Changing the blooms to blue will take a “lowering” of the soils pH to a level of about (5.2-5.5). Using a soil acidifier will lower your soil’s pH for beautiful blue blooms. It is advised that you should contact your local garden center for a recommendation on acidifying the soil in your area but a good hint is adding a large amount of organic matter such as peat moss or composted leaves around the plant which will acidify the soil as it breaks down.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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When should I order my hydrangeas for zone 7 or Virginia?
Tonya M on Mar 8, 2015
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will the deer resist this plant?
Kathy L on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: Why no plant is deer proof and deer will eat anything if food is sparse, this plant isn't their first choice. Deer prefer to eat other foliage instead of the Endless Summer Hydrangea therefore it's deer resistant. If you're worried you can always get natural deer repellents.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 5, 2014
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I live in the east mountains outside of Albuquerque, NM, the soil is clay/ caliche, would this plant do OK in this area?
Linda L on May 1, 2015
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What colors does this plant come in?
Joan F on Apr 26, 2015
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can I plant this in Alaska?
Luzvi S on Feb 8, 2015
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I live in Florida and we just had two really dry weeks and i neglected my plants. They are very brown and dry, is there any possibility of salvage??
sonia s on Sep 1, 2014
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Can I plant this in the late summer/fall in the Dallas area?
Tracy N on Aug 25, 2014
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My endless summer hydrangeas won't bloom?
Darlene M on Jul 1, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

I've owned mine for less than a year and have no blooms either. From what I understand about this species is that they need old wood to bloom on. Keep watering but not too much and no standing water or you'll rot the root. Basically wait until next spring for your blooms! I hope this helps.

ALTON
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once the blooms look like they are done(brownish on top) do you cut that entire bloom off so the plant will produce new blooms?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: I do sometimes (just to make it look nicer), but it doesn't seem to make a difference in blooming. I know for a lot of flowering annuals, removing spent blossoms encourages reblooming, but not sure it applies to hydrangeas.
Reply · Report · S W on Jul 18, 2014
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I have a Endless Summer Hydrangea - suppose to be white with a little pink - it blossomed green -What happened??
T R on Jun 25, 2015
Best Answer: Endless Summer Blooms start out green, then turn white and then mature to either pink or blue, depending on the acidity of your soil. This process can take a while, so with a little time, your blooms should progress to the color you are anticipating. If your patience is not rewarded, then you might see if your soil lacks iron; or the solution may be as simple as your plant might need more water for the blooms to fully develop.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
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should I deadhead spent blooms on my hydrangea ?
Jerry G on Jun 15, 2015
Best Answer: Yes this will promote new blooms and growth.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2015
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When do I cut off the spent blooms?
Mary O on May 23, 2015
Best Answer: I removed my spent blooms when they appeared to "die" off - they came back fine the following season. God luck!
Reply (1) · Report · Linda N on May 23, 2015
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Can I plant these in mid-October in zone 7?
A shopper on Oct 11, 2014
Best Answer: Definitely. I keep mine on my deck all spring and summer then put them in the ground Mid October. I'm in zone 5 and haven't lost one yet. I've been doing this for 3 years now.
Reply · Report · Jodi B on Oct 11, 2014
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When should endless summer hydrangeas be planted?
Colmesneil TX 75938
Zone 8
Deb Lane on Jul 6, 2015
Best Answer: In Texas, as soon as you receive them. Plus, they do not ALWAYS turn blue, no matter what "food" you give them. Texas soils usually make them "Pink"...I've ordered & used "food" for them to specifically turn blue, but it hasn't happened...yet...
Reply · Report · Theressa W on Jul 6, 2015
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why are the blooms not filling out? only petals on the outer edge bloom.
nancy m on Jun 27, 2015
Best Answer: Good Morning, Nancy,
Is this your first season? If so, give it some time/
Reply · Report · john h on Jun 30, 2015
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can this ship in the fall?
millie on Jun 26, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, this Hydrangea (a great choice, by the way!) ships in the fall. In fact, it ships right now, though you will need to give it more water this first season to counteract summer's heat, especially if you live in the south. Planting in spring of fall will make it easier for the shrub to establish its roots with less transplanting shock.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 2, 2015
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I have Endless summer, suppose to be with with a touch of pink, now the blossoms are green. What happened??
T R on Jun 25, 2015
Best Answer: Endless Summer Blooms start out green, then turn white and then mature to either pink or blue, depending on the acidity of your soil. This process can take a while, so with a little time, your blooms should progress to the color you are anticipating. If your patience is not rewarded, then you might see if your soil lacks iron; or the solution may be as simple as your plant might need more water for the blooms to fully develop.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 2, 2015
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why don't i get flowers?
joan g on Jun 23, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Joan, I planted 3 hydrangeas last year and the plants looks healthy. One is small, one medium sized and the 3rd a bigger, tall plant. Only the medium plant has produced flowers (blue). I have no clue what is up with the other two but I'm being patient! Good luck!
Linda
Reply · Report · Linda N on Jun 23, 2015
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when the blossom gets old should you clip it ?
Brownie on Jun 22, 2015
Best Answer: Yes I do clip them.
Reply · Report · Lillian P on Jun 22, 2015
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my hydrangea is 4 years old and has never bloomed. what is the cause of this?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: Your Endless Summer Hydrangea may need to be fertilized. Fertilize your hydrangea with a slow release fertilize that's high in phosphorous. Prune any old canes or dead shoots in the Spring. Also your Hydrangea may not be getting enough sunlight to bloom. Another factor that impacts hydrangeas is the weather, late frosts at the end of Spring will prevent hydrangeas from blooming.
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when do i plant hydrangeas in zone 4?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant in the early Spring or Fall. However if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above it's fine to go ahead and plant now.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 1, 2014
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Does endless summer hydrangeas growth come from the wood?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the growth does come from the wood. When I got mine it looked pretty sad but I planted it immediately and added a little all purpose fertilize. It is blooming and doing really well.
Reply · Report · Joyce L on Jul 27, 2014
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We have an Endless summer hydrangea and it has not bloomed at all this spring or summer. The leaves are fine and the plant is about 3 feet wide and 2-21/2 feet tall. It bloomed last year and the year before. Why didn't it bloom this year?
Cindi E on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: We live in Wisconsin and ours did not thrive through the wicked winter. Many of our neighbors lost a variety of plants as well. Sorry I'm not much help...
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I cut apiece off 2013 it haven't bloom since what do I need to do?
nona r on Jun 19, 2015
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Would love to know if the Yoshino Cherry Tree would get roots big enough to lift the cement sidewalk. Do the roots go straight down or spread out. Would they impair the sidewalk 3 feet away?
Gregory S on May 21, 2015
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Do you cut back hydrangeas to ground in the fall? How do they get tall?
Pennie M on May 19, 2015
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Will these bloom in full shade?
Shefali G on May 8, 2015
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when do I prune these hydrangeas?
helen f on May 4, 2015
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