Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hulk' Everlasting Emerald PP# 20464

Perfect for a June wedding.

Size 3-4′ tall by 3-4′ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 5-9
Sun / Shade full sun to part shade
Soil average garden soil
Moisture moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use foundations, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, borders, foundations, small urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Strong, sturdy stems support large white mop head blooms that age to a lovely celery green.
Propagation Methods vegetative cuttings
Date of Introduction 2011
Bloom Time May-June on old wood

Angela’s Garden Notes:

Hydrangea Everlasting Emerald is a brand new selection with amazing potential.  Sturdy, mop head blooms on thick, upright stems emerge creamy pink.  As the blooms mature, they age to a creamy, butter color, but remain strong and sturdy as a cut flower.  The final aging stage of this grand and stately beauty is crisp white with celery green pictoee edges.  This is one plant you’ll want in your garden for viewing and for cutting year after year.

Gardeners will love the mop heads of the Everlasting Series with their variety of colors, handsome foliage, and sturdy plants. Each stem is a bouquet, and even a young plant makes a show worthy of Mother’s Day. Be sure to create a display of Everlasting hydrangeas as a gift, perhaps in a planter ready to adorn the doorstep. On the other hand, one stem in a pretty vase at checkout will send customers back to the nursery wanting more. These hydrangeas got their start as strong-stemmed cut flowers, but they have proven to be outstanding plants overall and garden hardy in zones 5 to 8.