Hydrangea, Endless Summer--"Twist and Shout"

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  1. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    This is a variety called Endless Summer--"Twist and Shout". The first picture is of the color the flower heads are when they first open. The second one is of a more mature flower head, and the third one is of the flower head just on it way out of bloom.
    DSCN3621.JPG DSCN3623.JPG DSCN3622.JPG They are all from the same plant. Interesting how the color progressed.
     
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  3. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Nice lacecap hydrangea. Interesting color splash on the third flower. is the soil pH above 7.0?

    Jerry
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    A show at three stages, thanks for sharing Tooty!
     
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    Jerry I love the name Lace cap. It definitely looks lacy. I'm not sure about ph. I have some litmus paper that I can check it with. Think I will have to do that and see what shows up. I love the neat colors of the third pic also. Thank you.

    Frank, It is so interesting to see the color change. Only plant I have that does that.
     
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    This is a beautiful plant! I have tried to grow them but they are marginal here. The soil PH can affect the flower color but the plant has a wide tolerance of PH.
     
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    2ofus-thank you. To bad they will not grow in your area. What zone are you in? I am a 5 zone. and it gets really cold in the winters here. Just curious.
     
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    So pretty...I tried them but the heads never popped up into the light, they were always so low and covered by leaves. Enjoy yours, the color is great.
     
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    Lovely Toots. I love the color progression. I thought 'Endless Summer's were blue. Is this variety pink or is it that your soil is basic?
     
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    Tooty, I live in zone 4b and I have tried one but it struggled for 2 years and died. I have extremely alkyne soil and a furbaby that tastes everything in the yard. According to ASPCA it isn't good for pets, makes them really sick but rarely kills them so I decided it wasn't worth planting. Your is beautiful though and make me drool! :drool:
     
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    Oh boy. That is to sad. I have another type of Hydrangea on the opposite side of our deck where the above one is planted. It has not done to well there. I think it does not get enough sunlight. So I may have to move it this spring.
    I have a furbaby also. But she doesn't bother any of the plants in our yard. So glad. Good thing your furbaby is not living here. We have several Black Locus trees across our lane. Every part is poisonous to animals. :eek:
     
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    I found all furbabies are so different. My last one was a true gardener. She never nibbled on, or stepped on, or lay on a plant but she would take a tour of the yard a few times a day and smell of each flower. This one though will nibble on any plant but really loves most vegetables. She even 'picks' her own even if they aren't ready. :mad: I have figured out that 'special' plants I really want can be fenced off with 18 inch tall chicken wire and it is not too noticeable so I get my flower and the 4 legged one stays safe. ;)
     

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