Beautiful white blooms mature to a light pink blush
Hydrangea macrophylla ʻBlushing Brideʼ (PPAF)
St. Paul, Minn. (Spring 2008) – The name of this spectacular Hydrangea macrophylla says it all! Endless Summer® Blushing Bride blooms with radiant pure white, semi-double florets that gradually mature to a sweet pink blush. This plant evokes ooohs and aahs in any garden setting.
Blushing Brideʼs strong stems and branches keep the plant sturdy and upright in the garden, making it a perfect flower for cutting. Its attractive dark green foliage provides a striking background for the plantʼs large mophead blooms.
This newest member of the Endless Summer Collection reliably blooms on both old and new growth, producing more blooms all season long. Blushing Brideʼs full yet compact habit makes it an ideal plant for decorative containers, elegant as a stand-alone shrub or combined with other garden plants. It is the perfect accent plant for garden weddings. Blushing Bride also makes a creative gift for the new couple.
Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia bred Endless Summer Blushing Bride in 2001, and he calls this Hydrangea macrophylla his most significant introduction to date. “Blushing Bride has the same reblooming qualities as its parent, Endless Summer The Original, only faster,” says Dirr. Like Endless Summer The Original, Blushing Bride blooms on both old and new growth. With Blushing Bride youʼll have more blooms, more quickly, all season long.
Look for Endless Summer Blushing Bride and its sister plant, Endless Summer The Original in their distinctive blue pots.
Endless Summer Blushing Bride at a glance:
- For the next year this plant is being rated as USDA Zone 5 hardy, test in Zone 4.
- Partial shade
- Keep soil moist
- White blooms mature to blush pink
- Height and width: 3-6 feet/Upright habit
- Wonderful gifts for weddings, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day and house warming celebrations.
Visit the newly updated www.endlesssummerblooms.com for more information, ideas and beautiful, high-resolution images. Weʼve expanded the content for both garden journalists and consumers to provide growing tips, planting ideas and ways to preserve these beautiful hydrangeas for lasting decorations. The site also features a retail locator so your readers can find a garden center near them to purchase Endless Summer Blushing Bride or The Original.
Bailey Nurseries is a family-owned wholesale nursery with home offices in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is among the top wholesale nurseries in the United States and provides industry members throughout the U.S. and Canada with a full line of bareroot and container-grown plants from Baileyʼs properties in Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington.