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Unlike most hydrangeas, this one blooms on both old and new growth. So if winter freezes the flowerbuds or your oafish husband cuts them off, it'll bloom anyway and continue through summer. Acid soil gives you powder blue flowers; alkaline soil turns them pink. 'Mini Penny' is compact, slowly growing 3 to 4 feet tall and wide―perfect for small gardens and containers.
PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS: Prefers full morning sun and light afternoon shade. Provide moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Trim off old blooms to keep new ones coming. Avoid caffeine if your excitement grows extreme.