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Forever & Ever® Hydrangea Early Sensation

Reliable bloomer—even in the North

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 30 - 35 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Early to midsummer until frost
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Forever & Ever® Hydrangea Early Sensation

Description
The original Forever & Ever Hydrangea, this beauty boasts large clusters of blooms that turn either pink or blue depending on the soil pH. Attractive in a border or bed, and its compact growth habit also makes for a lovely container planting. Enjoy an abundance of blanketing flowers, even after harsh Northern winters—hardy blooms appear on both old and new wood. Clusters of blooms and big, deep green foliage, are all great additions to both cut- and dried-flower arrangements. Forever & Ever® Hydrangea Early Sensation ships established in its own 1 gallon container. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Early Sensation'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameHydrangea macrophylla 'Early Sensation'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread30 - 35 inches
  • Spacing30 - 35 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateEarly to midsummer until frost
  • Planting InstructionsBest in morning sunlight and afternoon shade.
  • Winter CareShould be mulched and protected in the Northern zones.
  • Flower Color:blue, pink
  • Flower FormClusters of blooms have florets with filled petal edges.
  • Foliage TypeLarge, lustrous deep green leaves, compact habit.
  • Soil RequirementGrows best in well-drained soil with good organic matter; prefers slightly acidic soil; avoid heavy clay with poor drainage. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry
  • Watering RequirementWater thoroughly when dry.
  • PruningRemove all dead wood in early spring. After 5 years, prune out one third old wood to the ground each year in early spring to revitalize plant. Remove spent blooms to encourage additional blooms
  • Additional InformationSoil with ph level of about 5.2-5.5 will produce blue flowers, soil with pH level of about 6.0-6.2 will produce pink flowers
  • Unique CharactersticsGAF: This original variety in the Forever & Ever® series was introduced in 2005. It's mophead flowers are either pink or blue depending on soil pH. Large clusters of blooms have florets with frilled petal edges and bloom early to midsummer until frost. Blooms on both old and new wood ensuring it will be covered with flowers even after harsh winters in the north.
  • Shipped1 GALLON POT
  • Height/Habit30 - 35 inches
  • Growth RateFast
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
1A - 6B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
7A-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/18
Zones 7-10: 11/12/18

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