Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangeas for Sale Online
Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea features showy hot pink lacecap flowers with blue overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall.
About Your Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangea
Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangea features showy hot pink lacecap flowers with blue overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. Hydrangea Twist n Shout has glossy pointy leaves that turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. It will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require shorter plants in front. Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangea grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This shrub should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder micro-climates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full to partial shade|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||Pink or blue lace-cap|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late winter, flowers on new wood|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting|
How to Care for Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangea
Before you buy a Twist and Shout Hydrangea Shrub, be sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How often do I water Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I Prune Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea?
Although pruning is probably the most misunderstood and neglected gardening chore, proper pruning will improve the overall health of your hydrangea and can reward you with a plethora of blooms. It is important to always use sharp tools when pruning hydrangeas or any plant for that matter. A sharp cut will heal quicker than a jagged cut, which will also minimize the likelihood of disease investing a cut during pruning. Many times, Hydrangeas that have not been pruned in a few years will develop dead or degenerative twigs. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as dieback and will also allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce flowers.
How do I fertilize Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea?
Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea grows best if they are fertilized once or twice in the summer. Hydrangeas do amazingly well with a more relaxed approach. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. If you can find a fertilizer formulated for shrubs and trees, this fertilizer would work well on hydrangeas. A less expensive fast release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the summer. When fertilizing Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea in pots, be careful to apply a fertilizer that will not burn the roots. For an organic approach, many gardeners use commercial manure on the soil around hydrangeas such as Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea.
How do I plant Twist and Shout Hyndrageas?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
History and introduction of Hydrangeas:
The hydrangea was first cultivated in Japan, but ancient hydrangea fossils dating back to 40-65 million years ago have been discovered in North America. Hydrangeas didn’t appear in Europe until 1736 when a colonist brought a North American varietal to England. The oldest fossil finds were found in North America, namely in Alaska, Oregon and California, they were dated at 40 to 65 million years ago, more recent discoveries in China, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines prove that the Hydrangea have been on this planet long before the arrival of men. In China and Japan they already cultivated Hydrangea's many thousands of years ago, in North America the medicine men used the roots of H.arborescens as a means to drive out kidney stones and to combat bronchitis. The first Hydrangea arborescens (North American species) was introduced in England around 1736 from Pennsylvania by Peter Collison. Grovonius gave the plant in 1739 in his work "Flora Virginica" for the first time the name: Hydrangea. The still famous botanist Carolus Linnaeus, to whom we owe our current plant name system (binomial nomenclature) has mentioned already in 1753 the name Hydrangea arborescens. The name hortensia, in Belgium, the Netherlands and France still commonplace, was first used by Philibert Commerson, botanist and plant collector, who found some Hydrangeas in Chinese gardens (1767) and it took to France, he named the plants: Hortensia opuloides or even Hortensia hortensis. Hydrangeas from Japan Since 1639 it was forbidden for foreigners to travel around in Japan, the only contact was by the island of Dejima in Nagasaki Bay and it was here that Carl Peter Thunberg, a pupil of Linnaeus, settled in 1775 and succeeded to acquire five hydrangeas from the mainland, he later called these plants: Viburnum macrophylla... Sir Joseph Banks brought in 1788 a Hydrangea from Japan with him and gave it to Kew Gardens, he called the plant: Hydrangea hortensis... Doctor and botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold succeeded around 1823 in two trips to the Japanese mainland and toke numerous plants with him. Thanks to his good work in the eye clinic and the gratitude of the patients, he managed to acquire many new plant species (Hydrangeas... hostas). When he was expelled in 1829, for allegedly spying for the Russians, and had to leave Japan, he brought with him various kinds, including H. Involucrata, H. anomala ssp. petiolaris (climbing hydrangea), H. Hirta, H.paniculata..... Partly due to independance war between Belgium and the Nederlands in 1830, when he arrived in Antwerp harbour he had to leave behind, 260 plants, bulbs and tubers in the botanical garden of Ghent. Around this time (1830) the Hydrangea macrophylla got its present botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla. Plant hunters seek new varieties. Around 1879 the famous English nursery Veitch, sent the plant hunter Charles Maries to China and Japan, he would find two hydrangeas and bring back, a Hydrangea with flat flowers (lacecap) he called H.macrophylla 'Mariesii' and a spherical type, he called Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rosea'. Around 1860 the Russian botanist Carl Johann Maximowicz was sent out by the Tsar of Russia to Japan to discover plants and he would eventually bring more than 400 plants to the gardens of St. Petersburg, later in 1867 he published his Revisio Hydrangearum Asiae Orientalis. Species such as Hydrangea. anomala, H.aspera and H. heteromalla were introduced during the 19th century in Europe, thanks to two enthusiastic botanists, namely Francis Buchanan Hamilton and Nathaniel Wallich. While nurseries from Asia, U.S. and Europe in the course of the twentieth century brought mainly numerous cultivars of Hydrangea macrophylla on the market, enthusiastic planthunters and botanists went out in nature discovering new species. From Belgium Robert and Jelena de Belder brought along lots of seeds of numerous expeditions, which were brought to growth and later subsequently crossed. In France, Robert and Corinne Mallet devoted themselves with great enthusiasm, to the genus Hydrangea and after so many expeditions founded the Shamrock collection in Varengeville - sur-mer (Normandy) and released numerous interesting books and publications Hydrangeas such as Hydrangea Little Lime are primarily used for landscaping because their petals contain low levels of cyanide, making them unfit for consumption. The exception is hydrangea serrata which Buddhists drink in a sweet tea as part of a cleansing ritual. The tea is said to help treat autoimmune disorders as well as malaria, kidney stones and enlarged prostate. In Western culture the hydrangea has many different uses. Native Americans used the root as a diuretic and the bark as pain relief specifically for muscle pain and burns. Traditionally, hydrangeas are also a polite way of telling a suitor you are uninterested. Now they are beautiful garden decoration that line many houses in suburban America. The etymological meaning of hydrangea stems from the Greek words for water, hydros and jar, angos. The name comes from the constant moisture required to keep the flowers happy, healthy and blooming. In Japan, they are said to be a sign of apology or gratitude because an emperor gave them as apologies to his maidens. To the opposite effect, hydrangeas have a negative sentiment in Europe where they were used to declare arrogance. They also became synonymous with frigidity in the Medieval ages because it was believed that young women who grew them would never find husbands we however do not believe this.
- Pink – love, sincere emotions
- Blue – forgiveness, regret and rejection
- White – purity, grace, abundance and bragging
- Purple – abundance, wealth and royalty