This variety is prized for the pastel pink color its blooms take on in acidic soils, so it's excellent that--as the name suggests--this variety is colorfast. Its blooms can be used as sweet fresh cut flowers, and for a longer display indoors, you can dry bloom heads. Lovely en masse or along a shrub border. Compact enough to be a patio plant. This hydrangea has no serious insect or disease issues. If you want to get that pretty pink color, but your soil isn't quite alkaline enough, adding lime will help. Blooms are more blue colored in acidic soil. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink'
Growth RateModerate to fast. Slower in the North regions.
PruningLittle pruning needed. If pruning, do so immediately after flowering. Remove any winter damaged wood. Trim to shape.
Winter CarePlant in a sheltered area in Northern zones and mulch well to reduce the loss of flower buds.
Additional InformationThe soil pH will affect the color of the flowers (more blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slight acidic to alkaline soils). Adding lime to the soil will make the flowers appear more pink.
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Planting InstructionsMulch 3" year round to maintain soil moisture. Side dress 5-10-5 fertilizer in spring. Shredded peat, compost, or bark is best.
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