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Invincibelle® Spirit Hydrangea
The Most Important Breeding Breakthrough of the Decade!

Invincibelle® Spirit Hydrangea

1-Quart
Item # 48232
$34.95
Buy 3+ at $32.95 ea
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Hardy through zone 3 in the north!

A portion of every sale of this remarkable new shrub is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Plant Patent Applied For. CBRAF. Cultivar name: 'NCHA1.'

The most important breakthrough in Hydrangea for a decade, this pink-flowered H. arborescens cultivar blooms constantly from summer through fall, remains hardy even in the far north, and covers itself in more than 100 big blooms every season. An extraordinary improvement over older varieties of this native species, Invincibelle™ Spirit lives up to its name with unstoppable bloom strength.

Six to 8 inches wide, these mophead blooms open a dark, rosy pink and slowly mature to bright pink. An arresting sight in the sunny to partly shaded garden, they are also a superb cutflower, fresh or dried. The flowers begin in midsummer in most climates, continuing vigorously through autumn and ceasing only with first frost. Invincibelle™ Spirit is hardy through zone 3 in the north, an absolutely unprecedented cold-hardy cultivar!

The blooms are not the only source of color from this remarkable shrub. The large, toothed green foliage turns buttery yellow in autumn, remaining on the plant for many weeks before dropping for winter. Fall is truly the standout season for Invincibelle™ Spirit, with blooms and fall foliage changes present on the shrub at the same time.

Expect Invincibelle™ Spirit to reach just 3 to 4 feet high and wide, with a very dense, well-branched habit that covers itself in blooms. It fares best in soil on the acidic side, and needs protection from strong afternoon sun in the moderate and southern/southwestern portions of its hardiness range. A lovely choice for containers, it is robust and quick-growing, with all the vigor expected of a native plant.

Growing Invincibelle™ Spirit is also a very visible way of supporting the search for a cure for breast cancer. For every plant sold, $1 is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, in support of other invincible spirits. We are honored to offer this remarkable new cultivar to Wayside gardeners this season, and we know that it will perform brilliantly in gardens across the country. Please reserve yours early; quantities are limited. Zones 3-9.

Genus Hydrangea
Species arborescens
Variety 'NCHA1'
ppaf PPAF, CBRAF
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Late Fall
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 3 ft - 4 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
BloomSize 6 in - 8 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
BloomColor Light Rose, Pink
FoliageColor Medium Green, Yellow
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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"The" Hydrangea for Central Oregon
CO Gardener from OR wrote (April 24, 2013):
We have crazy weather in Central Oregon, often experiencing a frost in the middle of summer and we are in @ zone 4 so we can't have the grogeous big mopheads so I decided to try this Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea. These are gorgeous! I had so many blooms the first season and then last year all three of my plantz were the star of my garden.I've seen advice not to plant them under trees but two of mine are under Ponderosa pines and just thrive in the dappled light. If they can grow here they can probably grow most anywhere.