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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 14:14 — Sarah Martinez
How to have an Endless Summer
Lush flowers make Hydrangeas a winner in the landscape
Chances are you’ve seen an Endless Summer Hydrangea. Because—really—how could you NOT notice this shrub? It cries out for attention with its gorgeous mophead blooms.
It’s a good thing this plant isn’t shy and unassuming. Otherwise, it may have never been discovered…
In September 1998, Dr. Michael Dirr of the University of Georgia was visiting Bailey Nurseries in St. Paul, Minn. While walking through the test facility Dr. Dirr saw a unique Hydrangea he would later learn could flower on both old and new growth. This outstanding plant would eventually be developed and patented as the Endless Summer Hydrangea.
The story doesn’t end there, though. Since that time, additional varieties of Endless Summer Hydrangeas have been developed. Now gardeners can choose from several different colors and styles. Proof that a good thing can get even better!
If your garden is crying out for something that blooms like crazy, an Endless Summer Hydrangea might be a good addition to the landscape. Head over to your nearest Calloway’s or Cornelius Nursery location to check out these beauties for yourself.