Every Southern garden should include this classic pass-along plant.
Photo: Ralph Anderson
Thanks to some hardworking horticulturists, there are lots of selections of remontant (repeat-blooming) French hydrangeas to choose from. Try ‘Blushing Bride,’ ‘Dooley’ (purple bloom pictured), ‘Endless Summer,’ ‘Twist n Shout,’ and ‘Mini Penny’ (pink bloom pictured). They’re especially good if you live in the Upper South or any other area with early fall frosts and cold winters that can cause plants to freeze to the ground.
Tip: Water and feed repeat bloomers consistently to ensure steady blooms.