Hydrangea Endless Summer 'The Original' Extra Large 15 Litre: As the name suggests, Endless Summer comes with a consistently long flowering period, from spring to autumn, year after year. The Original, is predominately a blue flowering variety, but this will depend on soil type, if planted in alkaline soil the flowers will be more pinky red, but can be anywhere in between, more information on how to keep blue can be found in the care and maintenance tab below. Endless Summer Hydrangea have been specifically bred to provide more flowers and a longer flowering period, they are easily maintained and hardy to minus 30. They are ideal for pots or borders can reach heights upto approximately 1.5 metres with a similar spread.
What to expect: Your Endless Summer 'The Original' will arrive in a large 15 Litre pot, heights may vary depending on the time of year purchased, current picture was taken April when the plants were standing at 40 to 50cm tall, excluding the pot.
Endless Summer ;'The Original' is as we have already said is predominantly a blue flowering variety, however this is dependant of acid levels in the soil, blue Hydrangea like acid soil rather than alkaline. To keep flowers blue, you need to keep acid levels high, if pot planting we recommend using ericaceous compost, if ground planting you should consider adding sulphate of iron to the planting area this should be done annually in spring when new growth is beginning to appear. Alternatively there is now Hydrangea colourant available, which is pretty much the same thing as sulphate of iron. Endless Summer Hydrangea are easy to care for in spring after the final frosts have passed apply a slow release fertiliser, and prune just above new growth, pruning below new growth will result in less flowers. Summer months try to water consistently and keep the soil moist, do not allow to dry out. In Autumn do not be tempted to prune or fertilise the plant should be left until spring.