Everlasting Revolution Hydrangea: Planted Fall 2017
In addition to the Disneyland Rose, Nat's Mom also gifted us a few other plants that were shipped this fall including this Everlasting Revolution Hydrangea that you see above. I mentioned in the post a week or so back that the #newoldbackyard landscape design called for hydrangeas on the south property line tucked in front of a few new hemlock trees. And that's where I ended up placing this one.
This one is three posts down from the tall 6' section of fence on that side. I planted it fairly close to the fence and if you look at the drawing in this post, it is where one of the Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are placed and I also planted another one (that I'll post about soon) in a similar location. I've never planted hydrangea in the fall, so I'm not sure how these are going to turn out, but the nursery shipped them knowing our USDA Zone, so I have my fingers crossed that this one survives the winter.
Also, if you are following along closely at home, you know that I harvested a random hydrangea plant out of one of our neighbor's yards before they were tearing down their house. I planted that one close to these, too!
As for this plant, it is from the same nursery - Jackson and Perkins - that the Disneyland Rose plant came from and if you look at the photos, this one is really quite striking. It is multicolored?!? Check out this photo from the J&P site. And here's how they describe it:
Delightful, multicolored flowerheads in a variety of hues and colors.
The Everlasting™ Revolution hydrangea has large, round flowerheads that are a variety of colors. The flowerheads on one shrub are sure to be deep magenta, dusty lavender, carnation pink, powder blue and lemon yellow with green highlights the more the blooms mature. This shrub is a super-abundant bloomer with the beginning of its flowering season in late spring. Further it has a strong propensity to rebloom again in the fall.
I've always heard that you have to amend your soil to play with the pH balance to get colored hydrangea like blue ones, so I'm interested to know if this variety has overcome those specific soil needs.
In our old house, we had a variety of hydrangeas that I've chronicled in my gardening diary here including this Pinky Winky tree and some Annabelle's. At our new place in Downers, we have these Vanilla Strawberry ones out front of our porch and they've turned out to be quite striking.