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Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

All Summer Beauty is a stunning blue mophead hydrangea that blooms as it says, all summer long. (Hydrangea macrophylla)

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Plant - 4" pot
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Plant - 4" pot

Price: $22.95

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 36-48" tall, 36-60" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid summer to fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 4HYDRG
Common Name Mophead Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-60" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
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Description
These famous shrubs are not small, usually four feet or more high with a similar spread, so give them room. All Summer Beauty is what is called a Mophead hydrangea for obvious reasons, and the Mopheads are a group from the species H. macrophylla which is well-known for compact, not rangy plants. But of course, the best thing about them are the colors.

All Summer Beauty is known for its big blue flowers, a color that is bred into the plant. But like all mophead hydrangeas, the colors may vary a bit once you plant it. There's info below in our details, but for complete information on this group of plants and how to change the color, there's a great website called HydrangeasHydrangeas.com where you can read all about it. Click here.

About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with:
H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.)
H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support.
H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight.
Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.

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3.5

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5.0

3rd Year In

By Anh

from SE Virginia

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        The first year they arrived, they were little sticks. I was a little discouraged. Fortunately, after planting them in my wooded backyard, I found they were lively enough to get some leaves. Nothing spectacular, but with perennials, that's to be expected. 2 out of 9 didn't make it, and I'm blaming my dog for one of them. She hasn't been diligent with all the bees to chase.

        Second year, they doubled in size and produced gigantic, heavy blooms; some of which were double! I had never seen such beautiful hydrangea flowers! I added coffee grounds and compost into the soil every month or so and watered them when they clearly needed it. Otherwise, they were pretty much foolproof.

        This spring, a I anticipate more growth at a similar rate. Hydrangea are my favorite flower, and these haven't disappointed. You can't expect miracles to happen overnight; these southern beauties require patience and time in order to reach the volume most are accustomed to. (Which is probably why I love them so much!).

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        4.0

        Planted in Nov...2/3 made it

        By Angela

        from Indiana

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              I purchased this and it wasn't sent (was not available) until mid Nov. I live in northern Indiana, so I was skeptical whether it would make it through the winter. 2/3 of them did, and I was promptly given a refund for the third that didn't make it. Hoping for pretty blooms this summer!

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              1.0

              Very expensive twig

              By hookman

              from Walled Lake Michigan

              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Virtually Dead On Arrival

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                One tiny green shoot that did not live more than a couple of days. Full credit has been given.

                 
                5.0

                Doing great

                By Emily

                from RI

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                    • Fill Half-Shade spot

                    I planted this in a half-shady spot in front of my house. It has been growing well and has gotten much larger than when it arrived this spring (it is late summer and it is about 1 foot tall). There have been some unknown bugs that have eaten a few leaves, but it has recovered and still is generally doing well.

                     
                    2.0

                    No Bloomers

                    By Deerick

                    from Austin,TX

                    I bought four of these hydrangeas 2 years ago as of today (May 2012). One has bloomed once and it was only 2 inches big (purple). Since, I have nothing but 5-30 leaves from each plant sprouting all spring and summer long. The biggest the largest plant got is about 7 inches wide and 7 inches tall. The small plant has 6 leaves each year and is about 3 inches tall. I am not sure what is going on. They have partial to mostly shade. 1-2 hours of sunlight in the morning and that is it. They are well hydrated and the soil is moist with well drainage. I just do not know what is going on. Maybe it's the heat in Austin, Texas in the summer that effects them. I will be moving the plants to another location around the house this year. Stay tuned for the results. I will post again next year.

                     
                    4.0

                    Hoping for a good show

                    By Southwest Virginia gardener

                    from Southwest Virginia

                    Pros

                    • It came back

                    Cons

                    • Disappeared over winter

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                      Planting in fall meant the hydrangea disappeared over winter so I was fearful it wouldn't appear this spring. However, it did. Looks fine, just hasn't grown much yet -- but then, it's still late March.

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