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Re-blooming Hydrangeas

The best thing about these new hydrangeas is that they re-bloom all summer long!  The wonderful plant breeders at Proven Winner and Ball Horticulture have developed some truly amazing new plants for your garden. 

The following hydrangeas all bloom on new growth, meaning that they begin to bloom in June (instead of July) and continue to bloom all summer long, then into the fall and right up until the frost stops 'em.

If you like to cut hydrangeas to enjoy indoors these hydrangeas will quickly re-set their blooms and be back in flower before you know it.

Pruning is also easy with these re-blooming hydrangeas.  Simply trim them to the height you require in Spring and they will bloom that same summer.  This makes them also ideal container plants.

Hydrangea arborescens Bella Anna

Hydrangea arborescens Bella Anna

  • Large pink full flowers
  • Grows 3-5' tall

 

Hydrangea arborescens Invincible Spirit

Hydrangea arborescens Invincible Spirit

Hydrangea macrophylla Twist-n-Shout

Hydrangea macrophylla Twist-n-Shout

  • Lace cap flowers of pink or blue depending on pH
  • Grows 3-5' tall

Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Peace

Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Peace

  • Fully double white flowers
  • Grows 3-4' tall

Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Perfection

Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Perfection

  • Fully double warm pink flowers
  • Grows 2-3' tall

Hydrangea macrophylla Next Generation Pistachio

Hydrangea macrophylla Next Generation Pistachio

  • Completely unique and stunning pink and green colour combination
  • Grows 3-4' tall

Hydrangea macrophylla Next Generation Wedding Ring

Hydrangea macrophylla Next Generation Wedding Ring

  • Each individual flowers of either pink or blue (depending on pH) has a lovely white ring around the edge.
  • Grows 3-4' tall

Hydrangea paniculata Bombshell

Hydrangea paniculata Bombshell

  • A mini version of Hydrangea pan. Limelight with mini flowers that nearly cover the whole plant.
  • Grows 2 ½' tall

Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime

Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime

  • Also a dwarf version of Hydrangea paniculata Limelight but the flowers of Little Lime are not as small.
  • Grows 2-4' tall

Planting and caring for hydrangeas

          Hydrangeas are traditionally shade plants; at home with rhododendrons and hostas.  They will generally do well on the north or east side of your house where they can rest in the shade though the hot afternoons of summer.  Some varieties will tolerate more sun and in fact with enough moisture tolerate even full sun.  These are the hydrangea arborescens and hydrangea paniculatas.

          Some hydrangeas can change colour.  These are generally the hydrangea macrophyllas (or mophead hydrangeas).  Lime will change or keep them pink and acidifying the soil with either rhododendron fertilizer or even better with ammonium sulphate will make them turn blue.

Enjoy!