Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Mini Mauvette'
Cold climate gardeners, rejoice: there's finally a purple hydrangea for you! Introducing Invincibelle Mini Mauvette hydrangea - it's unlike anything that's ever come before. Why? Well, it blooms every single year, even in cold climates and is impervious to bad pruning. It's the same type of hydrangea as the classic and much-loved 'Annabelle' but instead of plain white blooms, the flowers are a deep pink-mauve, and they're held up on strong, sturdy stems that don't flop. The show begins in early summer and because Invincibelle Mini Mauvette is a rebloomer, it continues clear through frost for an endless supply of flowers for the landscape or vase (both fresh and dried!)
Top reasons to grow Invincibelle Mini Mauvette hydrangea:
1. Blooms ever year, even in chilly USDA zone
2. Strong stems hold the beautiful, unique pink-mauve blooms upright all season.
3. Dwarf habit makes it perfect for any sized landscape.
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||30-36 Inches|
|Mature Width:||30-36 Inches|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 3-8|
|Bloom Time:||Summer through Fall|
|Bloom On:||New Wood|
|Flower Colors:||Pink, Purple|
|Water Needs:||Average. In full sun may need additional water in the Summer|
|Pruning Time:||cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height each spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on stems.|
|Native to North America|
|Deadheading not Necessary|
|Border plant, Container, Mass planting, Focal Point|
For the biggest, most abundant blooms and strongest stems, plant where it gets at least six hours of sun each day (warmer climates can get away with a bit less). A good layer of shredded bark mulch helps minimize water loss.
As for pruning, cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height each spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on stems. This serves to build up a strong, supportive, woody base while also encouraging abundant new growth for plenty of flowers.
If you wish to fertilize, an application of a rose fertilizer in early spring, once the soil has thawed, is sufficient.