|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|
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.