Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball® Blush
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Incrediball hydrangeas are beloved for their stout stems and massive blooms. Incrediball® Blush hydrangea adds a new color to the series - a beautiful silvery-pink. This hydrangea combines the rock-solid reliability of the classic 'Annabelle' hydrangea with the improved stem strength, bodacious blooms, and enormous flowers of the Incrediball series. Enjoy these fabulous blooms every year, even in chilly USDA zone 3! This species of hydrangea is native to North America.
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||4-5 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4-5 Feet|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 3-8|
|Bloom Time:||Summer through Fall|
|Bloom On:||New Wood|
|Water Needs:||Average. In full sun may need additional water in the Summer|
|Pruning Time:||Early Spring|
|Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Native to North America|
|Border, Container, Cutting Garden, Mass Planting, Specimen|
Smooth hydrangeas, also known as 'Annabelle' hydrangeas, are some of the easiest and most reliable types you can grow, especially if you live in a cold climate. Caring for them is simple: in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems, cut the plant back by about one-third its height. That's it! If you wish, you can apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs, like a rose fertilizer.
The largest blooms develop after the plant has become established - typically about 3 years after planting. The plant will bloom before this, but they won't start reaching their maximum size until they have developed a good root system.
Smooth hydrangeas like Incrediball Blush can grow in full sun in cooler climates - a minimum of 6 hours a day ensures the strongest stems, the biggest blooms, and the best flower color. However, the warmer your climate, the more shade they can take; afternoon shade is particularly beneficial in these areas.
Don't hesitate to harvest flowers to enjoy in a vase or dry for craft projects - this reblooming hydrangea will simply create more!