Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Perennials
New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea
by Charlie Nardozzi
The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom until fall. Now, the color range of the mophead hydrangea has been expanded to include pink.
'Invincebelle Spirit' mophead hydrangea features 6- to 8-inch-diameter, hot pink flower buds that open to a bright pink. The plant begins blooming in early summer and continues intermittently until fall. Since the flowers form on new wood, even if the plant dies backs to the ground in winter, it will flower the next summer. 'Invincibelle Spirit' grows 3 to 4 feet wide and high, is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9, and grows best in full to part sun on well-drained, fertile soil.
For more on this first pink Annabelle hydrangea, go to: go to: Spring Meadow Nursery