Introduced in 2004, The Original Endless Summer® revolutionized the hydrangea world. Some Hydrangea macrophylla varieties flower on old wood, and must carry their flower buds through the winter. This hydrangea plant is also full of autumn colour with leaves turning red and yellow later in the year. The large globe-shaped blooms are affected by the pH of the soil. Walking through Bailey's planting fields, Mike noticed an unusual specimen of Hydrangea macrophylla that bloomed not only on old growth, as most do, but on new growth too. 'Endless Summer' was developed by Minnesota's Bailey Nurseries in collaboration with renowned woody plant guru, Michael Dirr. When Endless Summer bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla "Bailmer") burst onto the scene in the early 2000s, it was the first hydrangea of its kind to bloom on both old wood and new stems from the current year. Early or late freezes may damage flower buds and prevent them from blooming. The endless summer hydrangea plant is known for its striking shades of whites, pinks, violets and blues. With a height and spread of 3′-4’, this plant blooms on both old and new growth so it’s bloom time is from July through September. Well, you have to know something about the history of the plant. Over the years this genetic trait, known as remontancy, has become the holy grail for hydrangea breeders because it … If your Endless Summer hydrangea has bloomed before, determine what may have changed about its original location. We have yet to find a mophead hydrangea that stands up to the heat and reblooms as well as the Original Endless Summer. Hydrangea Endless Summer #1-17 $22.95 Hydrangea Endless Summer #3-17 $32.95 Growing to approximately 4 feet, these decidious shrubs perform best in morning sun and aftenoon shade. For example, in Zone 5, bloom may only succeed 3 years out of 5, but the plant itself is hardy there. Endless Summer provides an abundance of large and beautiful flower clusters all summer long and deep into fall. It is equally hardy as it is beautiful. Before that time, similar hydrangeas bloomed only in spring on stems that withstood winter. The Original also has the ability to bloom as an eye-catching blue hydrangea OR pink hydrangea by adjusting your soil’s pH level as needed. Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh Growing H. macrophylla. Hydrangea Endless Summer - Blushing Bride is a reblooming variety with pure white semi-double flowers. Endless Summer does flower on new growth, but most of the flowers are developed on old wood. Endless Summer Hydrangea- ‘Bailmer’ This Hydrangea is the original Endless Summer cultivar. Hydrangea m `Endless Summer` Pp15298 here's a plant to shout about from the highest mountaintop! It had the game-changing capacity to produce flowers on new growth as well as old wood. 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