Twist & Shout Hydrangea
Re-blooming, Lace Cap Hydrangea
The Hydrangea “Twist and Shout” is famous for:
• Being perfect for beginner planters
• Its beauty and visual appeal
• Being known as the “Endless Summer Plant”
While the Hydrangea is nothing new, the Twist & Shout is the first lace cap hydrangea that is re-blooming. One of the unique features of this plant is that is has gorgeous red stems that support the blooms. The color of the blooms themselves can be manipulated by the pH level of the soil that is used. This is one plant that gives you the opportunity to do some experimenting without killing your plant. Even though this is such as beautiful plant, you don’t have to be a Master Gardener in order to grow one yourself. This plant is also affectionately known as the “Endless Summer” plant because you will enjoy the beautiful blooms for the entire summer.
High Aesthetic Appeal
The colorful Twist & Shout has red stems and its leaves bloom a deep, black cherry red in the fall. Medium-sized, flat-petaled, hot pink flowers surround bunches of small, circular bud-like flowers. Essentially, it is like getting two different flowers in one plant! This kind of variety works great to enhance the curb appeal of your home. These actually grow best in shade or partial sun. These, like most hydrangeas, are not good with heat in full-blast. Planting in alkaline soil yields pink flowers, while adding soil acidifier around the base of the plant yields blue flowers.
Simple and Straightforward Care Required
These require a good amount of watering and can be trimmed, weeded and fertilized to permit re-blooming. The flowers are best grown in large containers outside, where you can show off their year-long colors and beauty. Hydrangeas are particularly vulnerable to powdery mildew, so if any leaves appear discolored or eaten, remove them immediately. There are test kits that are available that will enable you to test the pH level of the soil to ensure that it is optimal for your plant to grow. You can prune this plant to size at any time, even while it is growing as the pruning will not negatively affect the growth.