This new breed of hydrangea, like Forever and Ever Hydrangea, features blooms that develop on the new growth and will perform and bloom each and every year even if they are pruned at the wrong time. These new growth bloomers have a longer season of bloom and are great for mass landscape, border plantings or container plants. The large flowers can also be enjoyed as a dried or cut flowers. Hydrangeas provide a tremendously colorful display in partially shaded areas.
Hydrangea breeders have begun breeding new varieties that incorporate these great new features. Forever and Ever hydrangeas, feature three different colors, first introduced in 2005. These mophead beauties, in pink or double pink and red, will be available at garden centers this spring. Depending on the pH composition of the soil in which they are grown, pinks may be replaced with shades of blue. However, whether blooming as blue or pink, the result is the same-a vigorous, beautiful addition to any landscape or garden.