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hydrangeaEnter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Each issue lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, articles, and tips specific to this area. Pegplant’s Post always has a giveaway, an opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming September 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is one Endless Summer® Summer Crush® bigleaf hydrangea plant, courtesy of Bailey Nurseries.

This compact shrub is a mophead type hydrangea that blooms all summer long. Part of the Endless Summer® series, Summer Crush® has very large flower heads with raspberry red or neon purple blooms. The plant grows to only a few feet, perfect for containers and patios. It is cold hardy yet wilt resistant. Flower buds appear on old and new wood, so the plant blooms all summer long. Bailey Nurseries is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that offers a wide variety of landscape plants. Its mission is to help retailers, growers, and landscapers create a landscape that is more beautiful, diverse, and sustainable. Gardeners can find their plants in their distinctive containers at local independent garden centers. This giveaway is for Pegplant’s Post subscribers only.

3 responses to “Subscribe to Local Gardening Newsletter

  1. Does this have black stems?

    • The stems are green and woody but can be a darker color. I have inserted a better link to the plant so you can see. Do you have a Summer Crush with black stems?

  2. No. I know the Onyx series has black stems. But there are others with black stems (e.g., Enchantress).

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