|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 bubblegum pink mop head blooms that age to a lovely lime green this selection is perfect for gardeners in zones 5 and 6, for it blooms on new as well as old wood, ensuring blooms each and every season.|
|Propagation Methods||vegetative cuttings|
|Date of Introduction||2011|
|Bloom Time||May-June on new and old wood|
Gardeners will love the mop heads of the Everlasting™ Series with their variety of colors, handsome foliage, and sturdy habits. Each stem is a bouquet, and even a young plant makes a show worthy of a Mother’s Day bouquet. Be sure to create a display of Everlasting hydrangeas as a gift, or 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.
Bred by the brilliant breeding team at Kolster BV, in The Netherlands, Everlasting™ Amethyst, Coral, Garnet, Harmony and Ocean combine the bold blooms of cut flowers with the long lasting qualities of a gift item and the hardiness of a shade-loving garden plant all in one. This is an extremely versatile series that honestly goes from gift to garden. Shiny, dark green foliage complements the flowers and makes a lovely foil for all other plants. Each selection is breathtaking while flowering in the spring, and all dry to lovely shades, whether you cut the blooms for enjoyment inside or leave them to dry naturally on the plants in the garden.
Hydrangea Everlasting Garnet is a brand new selection with amazing potential. Sturdy, mop head blooms on thick, upright stems emerge bright, reddish-pink. As the blooms mature, they change to lime green and develop pink picotee markings, but remain strong and sturdy as a cut flower. The final aging stage of this grand and stately beauty is total lime green, a favorite of mine and many brides too. This is one plant you’ll want in your garden for viewing and for cutting year after year.