Everlasting™ Ocean Hydrangea
Reblooming, Super-compact Plant!
These big mophead blooms begin so softly, with fringed petals of creamy pink to pale lilac. Gradually the petals acquire pale green hues, then turn to a deeper shade of rose or purple. Meanwhile, the green moves upward from the base of each petal, eventually turning the entire bloom bright lime with vivid pink edges. Wow!
Ocean is a reblooming, ultra-compact Hydrangea great for containers as well as the border, and absolutely showstopping in the vase. If you live in an area where late frosts and dropping temperatures have nipped your Hydrangea blooms in the bud, you'll be assured of at least one season of color every year! And elsewhere, you get a fall wash of color to complement the long early-season bloom.
Everlasting™ is a Dutch series, and it was originally bred for the cut-flower market, so the emphasis is entirely on the blooms. The flower stems are stronger and straighter than those of many other Hydrangeas, ensuring that the blooms won't flop or twist. The flowers are ultra long-lasting and quite large, especially when seen on the plant, which is just 3 to 4 feet high and wide.
Give this mophead consistently moist soil and a bit of shade in every climate except the most northern. Do not allow it to dry out completely, but make sure the soil drainage is good. Ocean grows quickly and easily, its large, toothy leaves keeping the shrub handsome even when it isn't blooming. This may just become your favorite Hydrangea of all time! Zones 5-9.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Late Spring - Early Fall|
|PlantHeight||3 ft - 4 ft|
|PlantWidth||3 ft - 4 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer|
|BloomColor||Cream, Dark Rose, Green, Lavender, Light Blue, Light Purple, Multi-Color, Pink|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Fall Color, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|