Hardiest, Most Reliable Reblooming Hydrangea Yet!
• Blooms Early Summer Clear Through to Fall
• Almost EVERY STEM produces a Bloomhead!
• Unique Fall Color of Burgundy and Dark Red
You'll Enjoy Months of Vibrant Blooms - Even in the North!
Newest and best of the famous reblooming Endless Summer™ Hydrangeas, Bloomstruck starts producing its blooms in early summer and doesn't stop until fall - a remarkable 10 to 12 weeks longer than ordinary Hydrangeas! It does it by blooming on both last year's old wood and new wood produced during the summer. This means that even if severe winter cold causes die-back, you will still have months of bloom on the new stems grown that season - so even gardeners in zone 4 will have a wealth of Hydrangea blooms to enjoy!
A Bloom Head on Just about Every Stem!
This remarkable plant produces a bloom head on almost every stem, which means you will have a really big show in your garden. These blooms will be a rich purple or rosy red, depending on your soil's pH (purple in acid soil, rose in alkaline soil) and each head reaches up to a generous 5 inches across.
Extremely Cold Hardy, Extremely Compact, Extremely Strong Stems
Since Bloomstruck was bred and selected in Minnesota, it deals well with cold winters, and its dense, compact habit reaches only 2-4 tall and 3-5 feet wide, suiting today's compact gardens to a Tee. Not only are the stems very strong - no droopy heads here! - but they are a vibrant red color that is especially striking against the purple and red leaves of fall. Plant a row about 3 feet apart for a spectacular low hedge, or place one or two in your perennial garden to keep the color coming even when other plants are done blooming.
Great Heat-Tolerance & Disease Resistance- Very Low-Maintenance!
Not only is this tough plant unusually cold hardy, it also takes southern heat quite well, and it is untroubled by pests and diseases. Naturally compact and rounded, it won't need pruning except to cut out any dead branches, or for shaping.
This Hydrangea likes full sun in the morning and dappled shade in the afternoon; the further South you live, the more important it is to give it afternoon shade. It needs well-drained though moist soil, so adding compost to your hole when you plant it is a good idea, and then a yearly top dressing of compost (aged organic material such as leaves, clippings, or manure) is also beneficial. Water well the first couple of growing seasons after planting, and then be sure to provide water during dry spells.
Summer is a great time to plant hydrangeas. They will look beautiful and put on a lot of new growth. When hydrangeas are shipped in the heat, they may arrive a little droopy, or have some leaf spotting. This is natural because of the high water content in their leaves. Just give your plants a drink and place in a semi-shady area for a day or two before planting. you will see them quickly perk up and soon will see vibrant new foliage.