18 July 2011

Spotlight on: Twist 'n Shout Hydrangea


photo by The Gardening Life (me) taken at Greenland Garden Centre


Spotlight:

Twist-n-Shout hydrangea [Hydrangea macrophylla 'PIIHM-I' (PPAF)]

Twist-n-Shout is another big leaf hydrangea in the Endless Summer collection which blooms on new and old wood.  It is a lace-cap hydrangea with pink or blue blossoms, depending on the soil acidity.  It has sturdy red stems with large green leaves which turn burgundy-red in the autumn.  Hardy zones 4-9.  Beautiful planted in masses, amongst other hydrangeas or as a specimen plant. Though the Endless Summer site suggests they can be grown in containers, they would not overwinter in the colder regions of the country.

Photo by The Gardening Life (me) taken at Greenland Garden Centre

Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea was developed by Dr. Michael Dirr of the University of Georgia. Twist-n-Shout is a cross between H. 'Lady in Red' and H. ‘Penny Mac’, combing the best characteristics of both.

Sun ExposurePartial Shade
Bloom TimeFlowers all season long, repeat blooms
Plant Color
Pink blooms in alkaline soil;
blue blooms in acidic soil
WateringKeep soil moist
FertilizerSlow release fertilizer in spring, no feeding after August 15th.
Height / Spread3-5' / 3-5'
ShapeRounded
FoliageGreen
Fall FoliageRed-Burgundy
Zone4-9

* this chart is from the Endless Summer site
photo from the Seattle Times


3 comments:

Riet said...

GReenland, what a wonderful place. It must be great to shop there.

Rambling Woods said...

Pretty plant Shirley

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