Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' [sold as Endless Summer®]
Endless Summer Bigleaf Hydrangea

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Blue;purple;pink (Blue flowers - acidic soil; purple flowers - slightly acidic soil; pink flowers - alkaline soils; summer)
Green (Dark green summer foliage); Yellow (Fall; pale yellow, generally not overwhelming)
Brown (Capsule; not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
3-4 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
3-4 feet
Needs moist organic soil; highly acidic soil (pH 5.0-5.5) = blue flowers, slightly acidic soil (pH 5.5-6.0) = purple flowers, alkaline soil (pH 6.0-6.5) = pink flowers
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (4-8" long by 3-6" wide) are simple, serrated, and opposite in arrangement. Large leaf scars. Stems emerge from ground with few branches. Flower panicles persist and occur on both new and old growth so that plants bloom all through summer and well into fall.

Additional Information

'Bailmer' is an excellent mophead (hortensia) cultivar for cold climates, as it is hardy to USDA zone 4 and produces flowers on both old and new growth, unlike other Hydrangea macrophylla variants. As the name Endless Summer suggests, this plant blooms all summer, and even into the fall. An acidic soil will produce a very blue colored flower and alkaline pink. High quality foliage. Performs poorly on hot dry sites. A few pest problems, including scale, mites, powdery mildew, and leaf spot.

2 Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' [sold as Endless Summer®] found

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