Spring to Fall Finish, 1ppp
B-9 is effective at controlling height and darkening foliage color. Pruning soon after potting will produce a finished product that doesn't open up when it flowers.
Aphids, leaf spot, mildew
We wanted a hydrangea with improved bud and stem hardiness in addition to the ability to flower on new wood. This plant delivers on both accounts. Its attractive, reddish-pink lacecap flowers create a mass of color in early summer, and it continues to produce new flowers right up until frost. The semi-double to double florets begin with creamy coloration in the center before maturing to an intense pink.
Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Supplemental water may be needed in very hot weather. Pruning is typically not needed, but it may be pruned to shape immediately after its first bloom in early summer. Fertilize in spring with a controlled release fertilizer.