Three New Hydrangeas for 2009 & 2010 from Bailey Nurseries

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

New from Bailey Nurseries in St. Paul, Minnesota is a hydrangea that is a triple-dipped treat for your garden.  It changes through three colors as it blooms.  This hydrangea paniculata’s enormous blooms start out a creamy vanilla-white, changing to a soft pink and finally to a ripe strawberry-red. The unique red color lasts for three to four weeks, longer than most hydrangea paniculatas. New blooms keep the multicolored show going throughout the summer and early fall.  The extra large blooms are held on strong, red stems that cascade later in the season. It’s upright habit and large cone-shaped flowers make it a dramatic addition to the garden. It is especially showy planted in groups in a border.

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea



First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’
Full sun
Height: 6-7’
Spread: 4-5’
Zone: 4-8
Foliage: Medium green   

First Editions Tickled Pink Hydrangea

First Edition Tickled Pink

First Edition Tickled Pink

New for Spring 2010,gardeners looking for a more compact hydrangea paniculata will be thrilled with First Editions Tickled Pink. The full, frilly blooms of this playful hydrangea will reach a height of just 4 to 5-feet, and its unique blooms and strong stems make it a standout in any garden space. Tickled Pink’s cone-shaped blossoms start out a soft white then gradually turn a rosy pink. The extraordinary blooms are loaded with petals that curve, giving Tickled Pink a lacy, flirty look.

Bred by Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia, Tickled Pink stays more upright and compact than its parent ‘Pink Diamond.’ Its smaller size means just about any garden can make room for Tickled Pink. It’s perfect as a stand-alone plant, as a flower garden backdrop or paired together in a border. The unique blooms also add a delightful look to fresh or dried flower arrangements.


First Edition Tickled Pink Hydrangea

First Edition Tickled Pink Hydrangea



First Editions Tickled Pink Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata ‘HYPMAD II’
Full sun
Height: 4-5’
Spread: 5-6’
Zone: 4-8
Foliage: Dark green

 

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Making a splash for just over a year, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blushing Bride’ has beautiful white blooms that mature to a light pink blush color. The name of this spectacular Hydrangea macrophylla says it all!  Endless Summer Blushing Bride blooms with radiant pure white, semi-double florets that gradually mature to a sweet pink blush. This plant evokes ooohs and aahs in any garden setting. Blushing Bride’s strong stems and branches keep the plant sturdy and upright in the garden, making it a perfect flower for cutting. Its attractive dark green foliage provides a striking background for the plant’s large mophead blooms.

This member of the Endless Summer Collection reliably blooms on both old and new growth, producing more blooms all season long. Blushing Bride’s full yet compact habit makes it an ideal plant for decorative containers, elegant as a stand-alone shrub or combined with other garden plants. It is the perfect accent plant for garden weddings.

Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia bred Endless Summer Blushing Bride in 2001, and he calls this Hydrangea macrophylla his most significant introduction to date. “Blushing Bride has the same reblooming qualities as its parent, Endless Summer The Original, only faster,” says Dirr. Like Endless Summer The Original, Blushing Bride blooms on both old and new growth. With Blushing Bride you’ll have more blooms, more quickly, all season long. Look for Endless Summer Blushing Bride and its sister plants, Endless Summer The Original and the new Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout in their distinctive blue pots.

 

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea

Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea




Endless Summer Blushing Bride at a glance:

•    For the next year this plant is being rated as USDA Zone 5 hardy, test in Zone 4.
•    Partial shade
•    Keep soil moist
•    White blooms mature to blush pink
•    Height and width: 3-6 feet/Upright habit


 

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout

Be sure to check out the latest addition, new for 2009 to the Endless Summer Collection – Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea. This reblooming lacecap hydrangea is topped with gorgeous blossoms that make a dramatic impact in the garden. Bloom color will vary depending on your soil type. Alkaline soils, (pH 6-7) will produce party-pleasing, lipstick pink blooms. More acidic soil, (pH 5-5.8) will turn fertile (smaller) blossoms an intriguing periwinkle hue, while sterile blossoms (larger) keep their rich pink color. Twist-n-Shout’s glossy green leaves and strong, red stems add to the drama. Fall leaf color is a stunning red-burgundy, making Twist-n-Shout a season-long star.


 

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea

Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea




Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout a glance:
•    USDA Zone 4-9
•    Partial Shade
•    Height: 3 – 8 feet
•    Width:  3.5 – 5 feet
•    Pink blossoms, slight color change depending on soil type
•    Prefers evenly moist well drained soil


For more information about the Endless Summer Hydrangeas visit www.endlesssummerblooms.com or any of the Bailey Nurseries plants visit www.baileynurseries.com.

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